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Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be adapted by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) are joing forces to bring the Seth Grahame-Smith novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to the big screen.

I posted the trailer for the book yesterday and, according to Heat Vision, this caught the interest of Timur and Tim.

The book was released today by Grand Central Publishing.

Burton and Bekmambetov will produce the adaptation with Jim Lemley.

Grahame-Smith, who combined zombies and Jane Austen in the best-selling novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” will write the screenplay. The Zombies book is set up at Lionsgate with Natalie Portman producing and attached to direct.

If it does get as far as a film who should star in it and would you want Timur or Tim to direct or someone else?

The facts included are: for over 250 years, between 1607 and 1865, vampires thrived in the shadows of America. Few humans believed in them; Abraham Lincoln was the most gifted vampire hunter of his day, and kept a secret journal about his war against them; and rumors of the journal’s existence have long been a favorite topic among historians and Lincoln biographers. Most dismiss it as myth. Through the extraordinary discovery of Abraham Lincoln’s previously unknown and long lost journals, Seth Grahame-Smith brings to life the Great Emancipator’s untold history- his lifelong pursuit of the immortal undead. With unparalleled daring, Seth re-writes Abraham Lincoln’s biography to include this significant and gory piece of US history. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” features all the detail, colour, and readability of Team of Rivals – Barack Obama’s favourite book and the number one bestselling Lincoln biography – with only some of the historical accuracy (and thrilling new scenes of vampire combat). From Lincoln’s frontier childhood to his assassination, this richly re-imagined history gives new meaning to the moments of an already incredible life.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter at
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter at

3 Responses to “Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be adapted by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov”

  1. pat said

    this is so stupid. it was a funny concept…pride and prejudice and zombies. i also smiled at the idea of Lincoln being a vampire hunter. but thats it. i smiled. i didnt think, wow that would make a great feature length film with an oversized budget. now either i dont have the genius of those two highly overrated directors or i m not genius enough to see the brilliance of grahame-smith’s stupid novels, i spose…..

  2. Dan said

    For my money, I think Lance Henriksen would make a good Abe. Gruff, no nonsense, and believable. If, of course, a movie about Abraham Lincoln killing vampires can ever be described as ‘believable’…

  3. liveforfilms said

    Henriksen as Abe is a genius idea. Let us make it happen. Spread the word people

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