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It took Russian director Timur Bekmambetov to make a movie about America's most beloved historical figure fighting Transylvania's most dangerous monsters in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Adapted for the screen by the original novelist Seth Grahame-Smith, it reimagines The Great Emancipator as a great decapitator of bloodthirsty slaveowners through his prolific talent wielding an axe. It costars Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, with Rufus Sewell gleefully chewing up the scenery as the head vampire in charge. Get More »
Abraham Lincoln: He was our sixteenth president, the Great Emancipator and, of course, he was also a peerless vampire hunter. Oh, sure, that last part might have been glossed over in your high school history book, but that's fine, because the truth will finally be revealed when "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" hits theaters this week.
You don't need to wait four score and seven years to get answers, though, because we have everything there is to know about "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" right now. Get More »
If there are two things every red-blooded American loves more than anything else, they're Abraham Lincoln and movies about vampires. So it's only fitting that on the eve of Valentine's Day, director Timur Bekmambetov has issued the first trailer for his love letter to America, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
And no offense to George Washington, but chopping down a cherry tree looks pretty lame compared to what you're about to see Abe do with his axe. Get More »
Attention tourists: Hollywood has just issued an urgent travel advisory for Russia. Any American citizens planning a trip to Moscow should be careful of unstable exchange rates, a possible heatwave and, most importantly of all, the extreme likelihood that invisible alien invaders will disintegrate you.
The new trailer for "The Darkest Hour" has just hit the internet and it looks like another group of young co-eds is about to discover why in the movies, nothing good ever happens overseas. Get More »
Abraham Lincoln may have been a renowned killer of bloodsuckers before stepping up to the lead the nation, but he couldn't have done it without his lady friend Mary Todd.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim," the upcoming "Thing" prequel) will play the voice of reason to the tall, bearded politician in "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov's revisionist American history tale "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Written by Seth Graham-Smith, whose making a living revamping period stories with sci-fi/fantasy elements (he wrote the novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"), the movie centers on of a young Honest Abe as he battles vampires during the Civil War. Get More »
Playing Abraham Lincoln is no easy feat. An actor has a lot of expectations to live up to: they have to get the look right (tall, beard, top hat), they have to get the voice right (though the real Lincoln actually had a squeaky, high-pitched voice and not the grave baritone we've come to expect), they have to get the attitude right (serious, thoughtful, compassionate).
And now, of course, they have one more thing to get right: hunting down and slaughtering vampires with a hatchet.
Yes, the biggest challenge in Hollywood has become the hottest gig around thanks to the upcoming tentpole "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and according to Deadline, Fox has lined up an eclectic mix of newcomers and hot veterans to try out for the role, including Adrien Brody, Benjamin Walker, Josh Lucas, James D'Arcy and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Get More »
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all them vampires gots ta die!"
Yes, boys and girls, the Great Emancipator is BACK... and starting his own private Civil War with evil vampire scrum. He's out for blood in director Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and quite the hero is being eyed to play our 16th President.
The Wrap reports that Eric Bana, who has experience hunting Palestinian militants in "Munich" as well as Spock in "Star Trek," is in heavy-talks to rock Honest Abe's stovepipe hat, beard, and wooden stakes for the film, which is being produced by Tim Burton for 20th Century Fox. Get More »