Wednesday, March 3, 2010



"Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland), Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Jim Lemley are teaming to produce a big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's new book 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', which was released in stores today. Burton, Bekmambetov and Jim Lemley produced Focus Features' 9 together as well.

Lionsgate previously picked up the film rights to the author's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which Natalie Portman is attached to star in and David O.Russell is circling to direct."

Here is the synopsis of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:

"Seth Grahame-Smith inserts a grandiose and gratuitous struggle with vampires into Abraham Lincoln’s life. Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies. The author’s decision to reduce slavery to a mere contrivance of the vampires is unfortunate bordering on repellent, but at least it does distract the reader from the central question of why the president never saw fit to inform the public of the supernatural menace."

What I want to know, are these going to be comedies? Cause the idea of Abraham Lincoln as a hero in a horror movie is hilarious to me. If it is a comedy, I will buy tickets to it; if not, eh.

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