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New pics of an axe-wielding Abe from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

02.07.2012

Some cool new pics from ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER have started walking amongst us, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The pics feature mostly an axe-wielding Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) in various stages of his life, from a youthful entrepreneur/attorney/vampire hunter to the 16th President of the United States/vampire hunter.

Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) from the historical horror mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, the story follows the life of Abe Lincoln from childhood to adulthood as he attempts to make his way in the world, only to be plagued by vampires throughout every passage. After a tragic loss, Abe vows revenge, which later morphs into a desire to free the slaves of the nation.

“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 Benjamin Walker. “You get a portrait of this man, as well as a thriller."

I read the book by Grahame-Smith and found it to be entertaining enough, but after a while I was just trying to get through it. It sorely needed the visual component, in my opinion, and I think Bekmambetov is a great choice to really bring some style and visual punch to the story. The early buzz is that he's brought just that.

As for Lincoln being portrayed as either a spoof or a realistic, historical hybrid, it's hard to say. I think some people may view it as either or and others may very easily be able to go along with it.

“When he was a lawyer, going on the road, staying up late nights with legislators and businessmen in taverns, he was the life of the party; a very exciting and entertaining man in his own right,” Benjamin Walker says. “I think he’d love our movie.”

Let's hope we do, too.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, along with Walker as Abe, stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturgess, Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Rufus Sewell as Adam, a vampire, and supermodel Erin Wasson (uh, see below) and starts stakin' claims and takin' names on June 22nd, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: Author Seth Grahame-Smith is one of the creators of the MTV show The Hard Times of R.J. Berger...weird.

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12:30AM on 02/08/2012

LOL

Abe look so fake in that pic... Still, the concept of the movie is bad ass, this film is gonna be crazy.
Abe look so fake in that pic... Still, the concept of the movie is bad ass, this film is gonna be crazy.
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8:40PM on 02/07/2012

Meh

This film is going to be a one-trick pony that's going to try to base all of its humor on the ridiculous premise.
This film is going to be a one-trick pony that's going to try to base all of its humor on the ridiculous premise.
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4:32PM on 02/07/2012

very cool!

did not know it was going to go through a large timeline, really cool news -- can't wait for this sucker!
did not know it was going to go through a large timeline, really cool news -- can't wait for this sucker!
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3:00PM on 02/07/2012
For a split second I thought that was Brendan Fraser in the first picture!
For a split second I thought that was Brendan Fraser in the first picture!
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1:51PM on 02/07/2012
Loved the book and am highly anticipating this movie. From the pics it looks like they are doing a great job. Cant wait for a trailer.
Loved the book and am highly anticipating this movie. From the pics it looks like they are doing a great job. Cant wait for a trailer.
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1:11PM on 02/07/2012
I think my problem with Wanted (since others are bringing it up) was that of ill conceived expectations. I was expecting something else, therefore, didn't like it. So it was my fault, but I can't get past it.
This movie however seems to be one I can get behind easily.
I think my problem with Wanted (since others are bringing it up) was that of ill conceived expectations. I was expecting something else, therefore, didn't like it. So it was my fault, but I can't get past it.
This movie however seems to be one I can get behind easily.
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12:37PM on 02/07/2012

Four for Gore and Seven beheadings ago...

Say what you want about WANTED...I found it to be a real hoot and kickass time at the movies. The only thing that would make this perfect was if they let Robert Pattinson play one of the vampires.
Say what you want about WANTED...I found it to be a real hoot and kickass time at the movies. The only thing that would make this perfect was if they let Robert Pattinson play one of the vampires.
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12:27PM on 02/07/2012
I just revisited WANTED the other night. Caught the beginning on FX, got annoyed with the editing and commercials and fired up the Blu Ray. The movie still holds up quite well for a fun action flick, assuming you can ignore the laws of physics.

Assuming you can ignore the laws of history, this may end up being an entertaining bit of popcorn as well.
I just revisited WANTED the other night. Caught the beginning on FX, got annoyed with the editing and commercials and fired up the Blu Ray. The movie still holds up quite well for a fun action flick, assuming you can ignore the laws of physics.

Assuming you can ignore the laws of history, this may end up being an entertaining bit of popcorn as well.
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11:31AM on 02/07/2012
I think the movie sounds and looks fun. The visuals being shot well is a nice start.
I think the movie sounds and looks fun. The visuals being shot well is a nice start.
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