ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE VAMPIRE HUNTER
|Abraham Lincoln is a BADASS!!!|
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter arrives at time when the scariest thing about bloodsuckers is how friendly and caring they’ve become, EW reports.
For the last thousands of years, they were known to be merciless, seductive, erotic, bloodthirsty, violent, animalistic, monsters and yet we find ourselves as a point in time where they have been reduced to nothing more than sparkling fairy pansies that have dominated the “romance” genre.
In this historical fantasy, produced by Tim Burton, vampires strike the same twitchy nerve among the citizenry that terrorists do in our real world.
“It’s not a sermon in any way, but it is interesting to look at vampires as the all-encompassing, unspeakable, unknowable evil,” says Benjamin Walker, who stars as the bearded slayer-in-chief.
“This evil moves among us, and maybe lives next door. It’s an ideology that we don’t fully understand, but they live by it.”
The movie is based on the best-selling historical/horror mash-up by Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and directed by Timur Bekmambetov, who made Angelina Jolie’s Wanted.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter certainly has a sense of humor, but uses real events as a jumping off place for the imagination. The vampire story is interwoven as backstory for many of the twists and turns in Lincoln’s life leading up to the Civil War.
In this image, we see Lincoln in his younger days, already aware of the vampire menace, but just beginning to learn that he and his trusty felling axe could do something about it.
“It’s told through the structure of Lincoln’s actual life. You not only see these huge fight scenes and great moments of drama, but you get sort of the greatest hits of Lincoln’s life, from the mysterious death of his mother through the Gettysburg address, says Walker. “You get a portrait of this man, as well as a thriller.”
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter releases the 22 June