'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Has Axe Will Travel on New Poster
Since it doesn't seem like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is going to stop taking itself a little too seriously (at least in my opinion) anytime soon, I guess we're going to have to deal with this marketing campaign until the film hits theaters on June 22nd this summer. While I get that the premise of the film is meant to be ridiculous, the tone, based on the couple trailers, feels like anything but that, and that seems like an issue to me. But for those still interested, we have a new international poster with the titular bad-ass president wielding an axe on a moving train but with enough composure to hold onto his signature hat.
Here's the international poster for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter via Empire:
President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, fueling his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. A cross between D.W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln & F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is directed by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, director of the Night/Day Watch series, Irony of Fate 2, and Wanted previously. An adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up novel of the same name, it was adapted by writers Seth Grahame-Smith & Simon Kinberg (of xXx: State of the Union, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand, Jumper, This Means War). 20th Century Fox is bringing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to theaters in 3D starting June 22, 2012 this summer.