Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tim Burton Productions to Produce Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter film

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
Source: Esquire
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

"When the mother of future United States President Abraham Lincoln is murdered by a vampire, he begins a lifelong vendetta to rid the world of the heinous creatures." Or so goes author Seth Grahame-Smith's 2010 novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Grahame-Smith has teamed up with Fox and Tim Burton Productions to write the screenplay to his novel. According to The Wrap, Australian actor Eric Bana (Troy) may be playing the stake-wielding, Great Emancipator (despite the U.S.'s 16th president's lanky, 6'4" frame).  

The film is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012.

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  1. Hmmm...Interesting. I seen this book around for some time but wasn't aware it had such good reviews. I think I could see Eric Bana playing the president, because really, how many 6'2" actors are out there who resemble Lincoln? LoL! I'll keep this one in mind.

  2. Me neither. In fact, I was kind of sick of seeing this type of hybrid genre, but I might have to read the novel now. Have you read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I haven't, but our other editor, Kris, did and wasn't too fond of it. And as far as Bana goes, I'll have to wait to form an opinion.

  3. I think the hybrid genre could be interesting if done right. Unfortunately it just hasn't been done with overwhelming originality. The only reason why all the old novels are being remade is because the copyrights have worn off and the zombie genre's huge. I actually kind of wish more modern day authors would pair up with horror genre authors and make some crazy stuff or maybe comics could make hybrids off of movies and TV shows. It'd be interesting at the very least.

    Haven't read Pride and Prejudice for Zombie yet and don't plan on it (my sister's reading it now though). I'm not a big fan of the literary fiction genre, just of Abraham Lincoln. I did want to a take a closer look at this new Sherlock Holmes zombie novel that's out now though. Always loved Sherlock.


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