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Embark on a journey to the past to discover the astonishing secret life of the 16th President of the United States and the real reason for the American Civil War. your classroom history books got it all wrong >> Posted 10.23.12 by BrentJS
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. watch the clips >> Posted 06.19.12 by Ryan
Throughout its promotional campaign, both the historical and genre sides of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have been played up. The trailer released Memorial Day weekend had Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) reading the Gettysburg address over footage from the movie, while the red band trailer featured a series of short clips of Honest Abe slaying vampires.
The movie's new preview clip combines both elements. We see Lincoln and friend William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) take a train trip to Gettysburg that requires both men to chop up as many vampires as they can. watch the clip >> Posted 06.14.12 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. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.29.12 by Ryan
After releasing an endless stream of new photos, Twentieth Century Fox has finally released the teaser trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Based on the novel by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter follows the 16th President of the United States from the age of 19 until his death — only with Honest Abe having to deal with a vampire threat.
Most of the recent photos were taken from a scene where Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) heads to Louisiana to rescue his friend William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) from a cabal of Southern vampires, a scene which borrows from Lincoln's legitimate history but with a vampire twist. It explains why Mackie had previously described the movie as "a recontextualization of history". The newly-released trailer is more befitting of producer Simon Kinberg's description of Lincoln "hacking people's heads off and killing vampires left and right." watch the trailer >> Posted 02.13.12 by Ryan
It seems to be photo week for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Days ago, several new photos were revealed for the adaptation of author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, which follows the career of the late 16th President from the the age of 19 until his death — with the small addition of vampires thrown into his history.
The recent photos were mostly taken from a scene where Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) heads to Louisiana to rescue his friend William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) and take on a cabal of Southern vampires, only to be put into a compromising position by vampire antagonist Adam (Rufus Sewell) and Vadoma (played by supermodel Erin Wasson). The latest photos show more of the scene, including what looks like a sneak attack on Honest Abe, and a look at Lincoln's fighting technique, which Walker described to USA Today as "very violent but graceful." see more photos >> Posted 02.09.12 by Ryan
We're still waiting for a trailer for director Timur Bekmambetov's (Wanted) adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but thankfully, Entertainment Weekly has released more new photos to go along with the new poster and stills that were released last month.
Based on author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith's (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the upcoming Dark Shadows) book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter mixes historical fact with a (fictional?) back-story that follows Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) as an ax-wielding vampire slayer whose own mother was was murdered by vampires. "The joke is in the title, and then we fully commit to it," said Walker to EW. The actor revealed that he will play Lincoln in various stages of his life during the course of the movie that co-star Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) has previously described as a "a recontextualization of history". see the other photos >> Posted 02.08.12 by Ryan
The first image for director Timur Bekmambetov's (Wanted) adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released last May, and until two posters arrived last December, there has been little subsequent marketing. Until now.
Based on the best-selling book by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the upcoming Dark Shadows), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter mixes historical fact with a (fictional?) back-story that has the Great Emancipator's mother murdered by vampires and sees Lincoln (played by Benjamin Walker) take his ax to the undead hordes in revenge. Co-star Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), who plays Lincoln's friend and fellow vampire slayer Will, has called the movie "a recontextualization of history" while producer Simon Kinberg has said that we will see Lincoln "hacking people's heads off and killing vampires left and right." The release of a new poster for the movie certainly rests in the "recontextualization" side, as it shows Walker as Lincoln sitting in the Lincoln Monument repose, with an axe by his side. see the photos and the full poster >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
We usually don't get too excited for movies about historical US presidents, but we have a feeling that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not going to be your typical biopic. Mainly because it has Vampire Hunter in the title.
Up until now, all we have seen from the fictional retelling of our 16th president is two movie posters showing Abe with his iconic top hat and an ax, presumably his choice of weapon for killing creatures of the undead.
But now we have the first video look at the movie's set, from MTV News. While it doesn't show any actual footage of the movie, it does include interviews with Benjamin Walker, who plays Lincoln, and Anthony Mackie, who plays William Johnson, Lincoln's childhood friend. Mackie compares the relationship between Johnson and Lincoln to 48 Hours' Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy. watch the video >> Posted 01.16.12 by Chris
Two movies about the late President Abraham Linocoln will be released next year — one is a biopic about Lincoln's last four months in office, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's best-selling book Team of Rivals and directed by Steven Spielberg; the other is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, also based on a best-selling book, but this time by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith and directed by Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov. While both are ostensibly about our nation's history, the latter posits Lincoln as a President bent on abolishing slavery and any and all vampires, including the one that killed his mother. It's a version of history, anyway.
IGN has released two new posters for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which see the Great Emancipator (played by Benjamin Walker) resting after he's taken an ax to vampires. Vanquishing the undead and running a country takes its toll, it seems. see the full posters >> Posted 12.16.11 by Ryan