(Special to Nerd Bastards contributor Veronique Medrano who, yet again, was called to rant and report on a matter no other bastard cared to acknowledge)
While other movies wait until after filming to build up hype, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter begins early with a feature article in The New York Times. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and based on the novel by best-selling author Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter reinvents the history of one of the most well-known Presidents of the United States. It all starts with the death of Young Lincoln’s grandfather and mother at the vampire’s hands. Once he learns of this, Lincoln vows to become a full-fledged vampire hunter, and “kill every last blood-sucker” in the country.
But for those who want more, The New York Times, sure gives everyone a taste of what’s to come June 2012 with some on-set photos revealing what Benjamin Walker is going to look like as the ax-wielding, vampire killing 16th President of the United States and a smidge more movie details. SPOILER ALERT: Let me make it clear. If you don’t want or don’t wish to know any of the following information “avert thine eyes”. If you still look at the following info like a curious kitten, and decide to blame me, I’ll roll my eyes and say “You don’t know how to read or follow directions!”
The following on-set photo shows Bekmambetov’s commitment to keep the film unique and authentic. Attention to detail on costumes, film locations, and computer effects promise a blend of real and artificial in ways that will astound. The article reveals that film will follow “Lincoln from his boyhood on the frontier through his assassination by John Wilkes Booth and — because this is a vampire story — beyond.” We are also told that the vampires will be with the slave trade and that once Lincoln discovers this it will complicate matters later on in the film when he learns “that the creatures come in two varieties, good and bad.”
This imaginative film on the life of President Lincoln should give movie goers something to look forward to for the following summer. Make sure to head over to The New York Times. to read the article in its entirety, and let us know if you think the movie will live up to the early hype.