Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter SynopsisPresident Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Release Date
In Theaters June 22, 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Credits
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Rufus Sewell, and Alan Tudyk
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Produced by: Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Benjamin Walker Talks Abraham Lincoln And Hitting Himself In The Face With An Axe
Few people outside of the relatively insular world of New York theater knew Walker's name, which made him pretty much an unknown until Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opened last weekend. Yes, Walker was once again playing an American President with a twist, this time portraying the Great Emancipator as a man who fought off Confederate vampire hordes
by Katey Rich June 25, 2012 comments
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by Scott Gwin June 24, 2012 comments
Brave Makes $25 Million Friday To Start Stellar Box Office Weekend
The reviews for Brave may not be as strong as for many Pixar movies, but the box office tells the same, massively successful story. The studio's first film with a female lead character made $25 million on Friday, putting it on track for a $70 million weekend and an easy first-place finish for the weekend
by Katey Rich June 23, 2012 comments
To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Ticket
You probably never thought you'd have the chance to see our 16th President fight vampires in glorious 3D, but modern Hollywood truly is an amazing and unpredictable thing. This weekend's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter doesn't just reimagine the Civil War as a battle between humans and the undead
by Katey Rich June 21, 2012 comments
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Anthony Mackie On Martial Arts, Muscles, And Tupac
While director Timur Bekmambetov makes a lot of use of CGI effects, both Mackie and star Benjamin Walker did a ton of their own, extremely physical stunts, which is pretty appropriate for two Juilliard-trained stage veterans who know their way around some stage combat
by June 21, 2012 comments
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Was Excited To Grow Old For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Despite one glorious moment near the end, Mary Todd stays out of the action throughout most of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter-- and Winstead admits that it was hard hearing about the elaborate action sequences staged by director Timur Bekmambetov, while she'd "just sit back in my hoop skirt."
by Katey Rich June 19, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Brave And More Reviews
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by Doug Norrie June 17, 2012 comments
Plenty Of Killing Going On In New Clip From Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
It would seem that everything we thought we knew about Abraham Lincoln is completely false. While we all learned about the historic president in school and how he saved our country during the Civil War, it turns out that one very key detail was kept out of the history books: Lincoln was a vampire hunter. And judging by this new clip from the upcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter he's pretty damn good at what he does.Ab
by Eric Eisenberg June 12, 2012 comments
New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer Arrives To Celebrate The Memorial Day Holiday
Today here in America is Memorial Day, the day in which citizens think back to all of those who have served and died in the armed forces to protect peace and freedom in the United States (this is mostly done by getting together with a bunch of friends and doing a bit of barbequing and drinking).
by Eric Eisenberg May 28, 2012 comments
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Red-Band Trailer Boasts A Lot Of Gore
Early ads for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter revealed wisps of plot and tons of style, brandishing Timur Bekmambetov's slick action aesthetic like its revenge-seeking hero wields his undead-slaying axe. But amidst the dark and smooth soundtrack, these trailers hid much of the horror movie's gore. Now, Twentieth Century Fox gives into fans' blood lust unleashing a red-band trailer that showcases palpable blows, plenty of gore, and even a little flirtatious lady back.
by Kristy Puchko May 24, 2012 comments
New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer Has A Strong Dose Of Johnny Cash
Again, with Prometheus still fresh in my brain it's hard to be equally dazzled by this, especially with the action and tricky camera shots that seem really reminiscent of director Timur Bekmambetov's previous film, the flashy but forgettable Wanted. The concept is undeniably unique, but Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter still somehow looks really familiar
by Katey Rich March 18, 2012 comments
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter International Trailer Offers More Plot Details
While this trailer boasts Bekmambetov's helming of the high-octane action flick Wanted, horror fans know the Kazakhstani director best for his chilling and thrilling, Russian vampire tales Night Watch and Day Watch. From the looks of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's trailers, these moody movies are the more relevant inspiration as Lincoln seems to share their slick action sensibilities and cool color-scheme punctuated by vibrant and dangerous oranges and reds.
by Kristy Puchko February 14, 2012 comments
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter First Trailer Revealed
The style of the clip, obviously, mirrors the bending, twisting fight choreography of Bekmambetovís past films. But I like that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter seems to be taking a serious tone, because jokey footage might have let the air out of my anticipation bubble. Based on this footage, Iím actually looking forward to seeing the film, more than I was prior to seeing this clip.
by Sean O'Connell February 13, 2012 comments
Abraham Lincoln Gets Dominated By Vampires In New Movie Images
Check out two of the images below, with one of Walker in mid-action and one of Rufus Sewell and Erin Wesson, who clearly dominate Lincoln in his first battle against them. Click on the images for a link to the full EW story with the other three images
by Katey Rich February 7, 2012 comments
Tim Burton Involved In The Beetlejuice Sequel
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Honest Abe Picks Up An Axe In New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Image
While we have gotten other looks at the film, such as this still which was released just last week, this is actually the best shot we've seen of Benjamin Walker in his full Lincoln makeup. While he's not wearing his classic stove-pipe hat, I'll be damned if this doesn't look exactly like our 16th president.
by Eric Eisenberg January 12, 2012 comments
First Look At The New Three Stooges, Plus Battleship And Hunger Games Promo Art
A lot of them are just early mockups of titles against a simple background, or in the case of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter just the title from the original book, but the Three Stooges banner shows off the first look at Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and and Will Sasso
by Katey Rich June 14, 2011 comments
Benjamin Walker Beards Up In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Set Photo
At the Times you can read the full article and check out a larger version of the image above. Given that it's filming in Louisiana we might not see too many more set photos, but it's set to hit theaters June 22 next year, so it's not going to be that long a wait anyway
by Katey Rich May 9, 2011 comments
Rufus Sewell Will Be The Lead Bad Guy In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Sewell is British, which already makes him a villain of all things freedom-loving and American (hear that, colonialists?!?!) , but it's unclear if he was cast for his British accent or a face that screams "I am not afraid of you and could easily kill you with my bare hands."
by Katey Rich April 12, 2011 comments
Alan Tudyk Will Play Stephen A. Douglas In Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter the 16th President will be fighting off a lot of fictional enemies-- namely the vampires, who in Seth Grahame-Smith's book were one of the chief causes behind the Civil War. But now Alan Tudyk has signed on to play one of Lincoln's adversaries who actually existed
by Katey Rich March 17, 2011 comments
Robin McLeavy Will Play Abe's Mom In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Back in the early years of the aughts, James Franco was one of the actors that auditioned for the role of Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's first film version of the character. The role, of course, eventually went to Tobey Maguire, but Raimi liked Franco so much that he decided to cast him as Harry Osborne, a vital role in the Spidey universe. It's something that Robin McLeavy can think about while watching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
by Eric Eisenberg March 15, 2011 comments
Trent Reznor Won't Be Scoring Or Acting In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Last week a cool little story came online. Just a few days after winning his first Oscar, it was revealed that Nine Inch Nails front-man and Social Network composer Trent Reznor would not only be crafting the music for Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but would also have a cameo as the bloodsucker who kills the 16th President's mother.
by Eric Eisenberg March 10, 2011 comments
Jimmi Simpson Added To The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Cast
Last week Scoot McNairy was made to look like he was becoming one of the busier actors working today. In one fell swoop it he had managed to rope three roles in three major upcoming films including Andrew Dominik's Cogan's Trade; Ridley Scott's Prometheus; and Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Now it looks like one of those projects slipped through his fingers.
by Eric Eisenberg February 25, 2011 comments
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Is Mary Todd In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Though the book by Seth Grahame-Smith covered Lincoln's entire presidency, as he devoted his life to killing vampires and preventing the uprising of the Confederate vampires during the Civil War, Winstead and Walker will obviously be playing young versions of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. We've heard previously that Bekmambetov is committed to casting lesser-known actors in the film
by Katey Rich February 17, 2011 comments
UPDATE: Scoot McNairy Up For Parts In Prometheus, Cogan's Trade And Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
First up is the part in Cogan's Trade, which apparently McNairy has already landed. While the role isn't specified, the job puts him in a cast that includes the likes of Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem and Mark Ruffalo, Ray Liotta, Bella Heathcote and Vincent Curatola.
by Eric Eisenberg February 16, 2011 comments
Has Robin McLeavy Been Cast As Mary Todd For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?
Latino Review says Bekmambetov is aiming to cast up and comers in the movie, and McLeavy definitely fits that description. No one in the movie is exactly an A-list star-- Walker's most famous for starring in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway, while Cooper and Mackie are recognizable rising stars-- but McLeavy would be by far the least experienced
by Katey Rich February 14, 2011 comments
UPDATE: Anthony Mackie And Dominic Cooper Join The Cast Of Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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by Eric Eisenberg February 10, 2011 comments
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Benjamin Walker Cast As Honest Abe In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Thanks to Natalie Portman, David O. Russel and Mike White having to leave Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for a variety of reasons, Seth Grahame-Smith's first foray
by Eric Eisenberg January 27, 2011 comments
Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant And More Up For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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Eric Bana May Be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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Tom Hardy Offered Another Role, This Time In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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Fox Snags Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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by Katey Rich October 4, 2010 comments
Timur Bekmambetov To Direct Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
According to an interview with Empire, Bekmambetov is now preparing to direct an adaptation of the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which we already knew he was producing with Tim Burton
by Ryan Matsunaga August 9, 2010 comments
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Will Be A Real Movie With Tim Burton
With the Zombies movie, at least we have a classic TV movie version and feature version of the book to keep us satisfied. But there's still never been a truly great biopic of Abraham Lincoln
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