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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets movie from Burton and Bekmambetov

03.02.2010
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Writer Seth Grahame-Smith has really hit the public domain jackpot. His parody book PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, which remixes Jane Austen's literary classic with bone-crunching zombie action, is getting adapted by star/producer Natalie Portman and possibly director David O. Russell.

Now his latest historical/fiction mashup novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (released today) is coming to life courtesy of some big talent, namely Tim Burton and WANTED director Timor Bekmambetov.

Although neither plans to direct the presidential fangbusting, Burton and Bek will produce and are currently searching for a studio for the project to call home. Grahame-Smith will get first crack at the screenplay.

The synopsis: When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln's father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln. Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln's life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.  

Extra Tidbit: After the apparent ire at THE WOLFMAN's treatment of lycanthropes, I wonder how many sparkle-vamp TWILIGHT lovers this one will piss off...
Source: Heat Vision

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11:21PM on 03/04/2010

Abraham Lincoln took an AK-47 out from under his hat

I am still waiting for "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters". But until then, I am very sure this will tide me over.
I am still waiting for "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters". But until then, I am very sure this will tide me over.
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7:30AM on 03/03/2010

This sounds great!

A fresh, fun, new idea? Wonderful!

Who would've thought that books...those musty, paper and ink things sitting in libraries and continually being written year after year would have IDEAS in them for Hollywood to use? Amazing!
A fresh, fun, new idea? Wonderful!

Who would've thought that books...those musty, paper and ink things sitting in libraries and continually being written year after year would have IDEAS in them for Hollywood to use? Amazing!
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10:37AM on 03/03/2010
PREACH!!!
PREACH!!!
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6:55AM on 03/03/2010
FUCK YEAH!!!
FUCK YEAH!!!
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3:05AM on 03/03/2010
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter has lesbians. This needs to one up that.
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter has lesbians. This needs to one up that.
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1:16AM on 03/03/2010
This is just too damn cool to be true! Now THIS is a movie I'll definitely be waiting for!
This is just too damn cool to be true! Now THIS is a movie I'll definitely be waiting for!
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11:55PM on 03/02/2010
I have not heard of either of these, but let me go change my whites and wipe the snot from my mustache before I get into how hard this made me laugh.
I have not heard of either of these, but let me go change my whites and wipe the snot from my mustache before I get into how hard this made me laugh.
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11:54PM on 03/02/2010
This movie is going to be a fucking blast
This movie is going to be a fucking blast
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11:53PM on 03/02/2010
This is too awesome.
This is too awesome.
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