Feel Patriotic with the Latest Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer
05.29.12 by Ryan
What could be better timed for Memorial Day weekend than an inspiring, historical speech from an iconic American President? That's precisely what Twentieth Century Fox thought when releasing the latest trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which includes Lincoln's Gettysburg Address over footage from the movie.
This "inspirational" trailer is quite unlike the red band trailer released last week, which was specifically interested in showing Honest Abe's axe-wielding skills against the undead. Here, Lincoln's 1863 speech commemorating the fallen soldiers of the Battle of Gettysburg plays with footage of Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) engaging in his "secret" nocturnal activities — winning the war against vampires.
Based on the best-selling novel by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Unholy Night), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton. Mary Elizabeth Winstead co-stars as Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife, and the cast also includes 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.