December 15, 2011


We’re getting two Abraham Lincoln movies next year.  One is from Steven Spielberg and focuses on the last four months of Lincoln’s life.  It’s based on Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s acclaimed non-fiction book Team of Rivals.  The other, directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), is about Lincoln fighting vampires because that’s how silly mash-ups work.  It’s based on the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith.  A lenticular poster has debuted for Bekmambetov’s movie.  Because the poster is lenticular, the scene will change from day to night as you pass by.  It lets the viewer know that Abraham Lincoln spent a lot of time sitting in his favorite chair with his trusty axe by his side.  Take that, Historical Accuracy.

Hit the jump to check out the poster(s).  The film stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, and Rufus SewellAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in 3D on June 22, 2012.

Posters 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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