Do you remember Hemery High School’s vampire slayer? Sure you do, her name was Buffy (Kristy Swanson). Now, imagine Buffy with a full-grown beard, over-sized top hat and axe and you’ll get a good idea of Hollywood’s hottest project: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Seth Grahame-Smith broke onto the scene with his New York Times best-selling novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and then followed up with his re-imagining of Abraham Lincoln’s life, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; both of which are being prepped for the big screen. Twentieth Century Fox is the home of the vampire slayer and is set to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley with a release date of June 22, 2012. Visit Deadline has the full story.
A brief description of the story, as put out by Deadline, goes as follows:
The movie is a 3D re-imagining of Lincoln’s life that depicts the 16th president as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires, an obsession of his since those bloodsuckers supposedly took the life of his mother. Taking revenge, Lincoln wreaks havoc on the vampires and their slave-owning protectors.
The film project seems to be taking the ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ to a whole new level. Keep an eye out for this one as it’s sure to be a bloody good time (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).