Red-Band Trailer for ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Is the Best One Yet

     May 24, 2012


I’ve been running cold on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but Fox has now released a new red-band trailer for the film, and I’m starting to warm up to the flick.  While it looks like half of the movie will be speed-ramped, I can now make out the action on screen, and characters are actually talking to each other.  I’m also surprised at how bloody this looks, and I’m starting to wonder if Fox will release two R-rated blockbusters this summer (the other is Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus).  Keep in mind that director Timur Bekmambetov‘s previous film, Wanted, went out in the summer of 2008 with an R-rating and raked in $341 million worldwide, although having Angelina Jolie in your movie doesn’t hurt.

Hit the jump to check out the “Red-Band” (unrated would be a more accurate description) trailer.  The film stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Anthony Mackie, and Mary Elizabeth WinsteadAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in 3D on June 22nd.

Trailer via IGN.

Here’s the official synopsis for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.


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  • Sugreev2001

    Badass !
    I didn’t know Rufus Sewell is in this.He’s one of the underrated greats in my opinion.

  • Max


  • Anom

    Looks like that Priest movie trying be Sherlock Holmes.

  • Henry Pym

    Meh, pass.

  • KH

    The book was pretty graphic, so I’ll glad they incorporated the violence into the movie rather then tone it down for a PG-13 rating.

  • Ray

    Good lord this looks like it could be damned good actually.

  • Griz

    This is looks so badass, its frightening!

  • mattedscreen

    Wow! It looks like EVERY Paul W.S. Anderson movie ever made over the last 12 years! …and that’s not a good thing. Slow mo kung fu… where did I see that before? Resident Evil. But it has vampires! – So Blade 1 through 3. Snore. I’ll see Avengers, Dark Knight, Spider-man and Prometheus again. AND given the current state of recent efforts, having Tim Burton’s name attached to it isnt a big help.

  • Norris

    It looks just as silly as before, but with more blood. They should have made Lincoln more of a pure savage fighter rather then jumping around and twirling his ax like a dancer.

  • mattinacan

    looks very fun and a great cast. can’t wait to see this one

  • Lob Taylor

    I baulk at the 3D…..but am most interested!

  • Shmojo

    Really? Is there no other way to make this movie than ax-fu?

    I’ll be seeing Brave that weekend with the rest of the world.

  • Shmojo

    Really? Is there no other way to make this movie than ax-fu?

    I’ll be seeing Brave that weekend with the rest of the world.

  • terry

    Not for me!

  • Mr. Anderson

    This rounds out my Top 5 anticipated films at the start of the Summer, following ‘The Avengers’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Dark Knight Rises’, and ‘Amazing Spider-Man’. Loved ‘Wanted’, and really excited to finally see this!

  • Patti

    Read the book. I thought at first, “give me a break”. It was great! Can’t wait for the movie.

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