Fox Sets 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' to Hit June 2012
I'm not sure why, but all the news coming from the movie studios today involves announcing major release dates. Universal secured a big batch of 2012+ dates for their projects, including The Bourne Legacy, Snow White and the Huntsman, 47 Ronin, Ouija and The Dark Tower, but that's not the only news. 20th Century Fox set a June 22nd, 2012 release for the upcoming Timur Bekmambetov directed adaptation Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Yes this is that awesome revised classic written by Seth Grahame-Smith (also of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) that the guy of Wanted and Night Watch is directing. Sounds great to me!
The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter story kicks off with the revelation that Lincoln's mother was killed by a supernatural creature, which fueled his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. The book depicts the 16th US president as an axe-throwing highly trained vampire killer. Awesome. Casting has only just begun, so all rumors are just that. Thought, it would be perfect it he could get Liam Neeson to play Lincoln, considering he's no longer in Spielberg's biopic. Adding this to the 2012 line-up will only help make that summer look even more enticing. There is still a long way to go, but I'm already looking forward to this!