Film News: First Trailer Released For ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’

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CHICAGO – Fans of the mash-up work of Seth Grahame-Smith will be pleased to know the first trailer for “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” was released today, giving a first look at the 16th president in bloody and explosive vampire action. Based on the book written by Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the mash-up “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”) the first trailer gives a minute and twenty second look into the new film, accompanied by a little Johnny Cash.

The new film will star Benjamin Walker is Abraham Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Alan Tudyk as Stephen A. Douglas, and Anthony Mackie as William Johnson. The premise of the film is Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature and Lincoln takes it upon himself to oust vampires across America and the vampire’s slave-owning helpers. Talk about a twist on classic history.

The film is scheduled for a June 22, 2012 release. If you haven’t had a chance to see the trailer, what better way to celebrate Mr. Lincoln’s 203rd birthday? Check it out below:

HollywoodChicago.com staff writer Tim Martens

By TIM MARTENS
Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
tim@hollywoodchicago.com

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