New Featurette for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Compares the President to Batman
05.04.12 by Ryan
The next few months will see a steady influx of comic book adaptations opening in theaters, including The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
OK, so maybe Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter isn't exactly based on a comic book, but rather the best-selling novel by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the upcoming Dark Shadows). Still, by changing the former US President's history to include vampires, Lincoln's life has been essentially transformed into that of a superhero's comic book mythology, one that leads a double life. By day, Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) helps run the country, and by night, he tries to vanquish the world from its hidden, bloodsucking threat. In the latest featurette, Grahame-Smith, along with producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), makes the case that Lincoln isn't too different from Batman, including having his own cape, mask, and utility belt.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was adapted by Grahame-Smith and co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife; Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Lincoln's friend; Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln's fanged mentor; Rufus Sewell as the main vampire antagonist Adam; and Robin McLeavy as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Lincoln's mother.