Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Arrives
After nothing but photos from the set surfaced online over the past few months, we finally have our first look at footage from the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's historical horror book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Honestly, while the action looks pretty decent, there's some slow motion shots of Honest Abe (Benjamin Walker) swinging an axe that just look a little ridiculous. Also, I'm not really sure how the last bump at the end of the trailer makes sense just yet, but then again neither does our 16th president hunting vampires, so maybe we can just let it slide. I'm still interested to see how this turns out.
The teaser trailer for Timur Bekmambetov Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, via TIME:
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.