'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Has Axe Will Travel on New Poster

April 19, 2012
Source: Empire

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - International Poster

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.

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  • Cody
    It is supposed to be taken seriously. Read the book!
    • That's not how audiences are reacting. The book doesn't matter anymore. It's how audiences perceive the material on the big screen, and I haven't been in one theater yet that doesn't laugh at the trailer.
      • Guesterson
        The book doesn't matter anymore based on...audience reaction to a trailer? I'm not sure I follow your logic.
        • It doesn't matter if the book is serious or not. Most of the audience not aware of the material will not have read the book before learning about the movie. And if the movie looks silly to them, they've failed to capture the essence of the book, and have not captured an audience.
    •  then keep reading your boring book, we want our awesome movie.
      • Cody
        The book is still awesome, just not funny as people would expect from reading the title. It still has a lot of ass kicking, Saikyo! style!
  • Ehsan Davodi
    I Wana Abraham lincholn: vampire hunter 2 , pleaseeeeeeeeeeee timur Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Bekmambetov is genies and he prove it, he is super ultra mega action director and I Wana say again I wish from God almighty than he make "Mobydick:White Whale" (Herman Melville) to the Movie. He promised but I scared that he doesn't make it and then..... I Wana Abraham lincholn : vampire hunter 2 and wanted 2 . Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee timur , pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
  • Xerxexx
    Fuck audience confusion. This looks awesome. Everybody screams for something original and when it gets delivered to them a few they label it stupid? Originality is stupid at first, that's what makes it original. I'm in, opening night.  Honest Abe, honestly swinging an axe! That should be the tag.
    • Big Boss
      Testify, Xerx. I'm just glad Hollywood is even entertaining original concepts LEAST the ball is moving!
      • Xerxexx
         Indeed! People have been clamoring for something it is.
    • The Internet Troll
      I agree that the book was incredible and the movie should be great... However, original doesn't equal great.  Original = Original.  Sometimes that makes it great, but sometimes it stays "stupid". I offer up "Snakes on a Plane" as my argument.  Your argument is invalid.
      • Xerxexx
        Of course original doesn't equal great, that much is extremely obvious. Originality always polarizes, no matter what. Some love others hate it with a passion.
  • Truong18
    This is gonna be a fun popcorn flick.
  • Traveler
    I trust Timur Bekmambetov. If he can take a ridiculously premised (but awesome) comic book about bullet-curving assassins and make it into an extremely entertaining film, I'm more than sure he'll do the same with a book about a legendary president moonlighting as a vampire hunter. If there is one thing that I've learned about the internet, it's that opinions don't matter.
  • Anthony Chang1010
    This wasn't the best place to post that.
  • canali
    what a piece of stupid looking tripe...both the premise of the book and the movie...more fodder to feed the stupif masses with half wit 'entertainment'




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