Timur & Burton Adapting Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
From the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes the true history of our sixteenth US president - Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Not only did this wonderful new book hit shelves today, but Deadline is reporting that co-producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov will be developing an adaption of Grahame-Smith's new novel. His 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!
Burton and Bekmambetov, who teamed up to produce another dark vision of the world with Shane Acker's 9, bought the rights with their own money and haven't involved any studios yet. This is such a cool idea and I'm totally down for this. I love the concepts that Seth Grahame-Smith is coming up with - this guy is going to break out huge once one of these movies actually gets made. Let's hope Burton and Bekmambetov find a writer and a director who can start working on this right away - the sooner the better! There's also a promo video of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that the publisher made for the book which you can see below.