Two Preview Clips and a Featurette for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Ax More Vampires
06.19.12 by Ryan
After releasing a preview clip last week, Twentieth Century Fox is offering two new scenes from its Honest Abe–vampire mashup. Based on author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith's book of the same name, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter blends historical facts from Lincoln's (Benjamin Walker) life and career with details of the former President's secret attempts to rid the United States of the bloodsuckers plaguing the country.
The previous clip showed Lincoln and William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) taking a train trip to Gettysburg that had both men fighting vampires en route. While one of these new clips is also devoted to showing Lincoln fight vampires, the first looks at Lincoln's early tutelage under his fanged mentor Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper), who helps Lincoln perfect his ax-wielding skills.
The second clip, "Waltz of Death," is pure action. Here, Lincoln meets his vampire antagonist, Adam (Rufus Sewell), and has to fight off 20 vampires with only his ax.
If you're curious about how director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) filmed the previous clip, the studio has created a featurette about the scene, which concentrates on Walker, who performed his own stunts.
The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife, and Robin McLeavy as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the president's mother. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was adapted by Grahame-Smith and produced by Tim Burton.