The official, hi-res trailer debut of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that was shown to audiences at WonderCon
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens June 22.
Fox’s adaptation of the best-selling horror mashup novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter took center stage at Saturday’s WonderCon. The film’s author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith moderated the panel, which also included the film’s star Benjamin Walker and director Timur Bekmambetov.
WonderCon: Abe Lincoln Unleashed!
Honest Abe brings his vampire huntin’ to Anaheim!
An exclusive sneak preview was shown to fans. The scene began with Lincoln (Walker) and his advisors looking over a map with Lincoln saying it’s only 80 miles to Gettysburg and whether the Union will survive — the undead as well as the Confederacy. The President’s train is traveling at night. Meanwhile, a female villain sets a building ablaze — a building underneath a bridge the train will be traveling over.
Lincoln and his pal Will (played by Anthony Mackie) shake hands as they leave the passenger car and go off on a barrage of vampire-slaying as a cadre of bloodsuckers invade the train. What follows is a very Timur-esque action sequence, with shades of Blade, The Matrix and Zack Snyder’s slow-mo/speed-up action style.
Abe and Will go through the vampires with pistols and axes. Abe hacks off heads, limbs, cleaving and hacking them apart. He gets into one brawl inside a train car that ends with him decapitating a bloodsucker and tossing him out of the train window.
The battle is also waged atop the speeding train moves through the foggy night. Will almost buys it at one point but is saved by Abe. Then they encounter the main vampire villain, the ancient Adam (played by Rufus Sewell), who proves not as easy to slay as his brethren. Adam easily dodges Abe and Will’s weapons. The speeding train then begins to derail as it passes over the bridge and begins to tumble into the burning building below.
Grahame-Smith called Abe Lincoln the first American superhero, and Walker added that he read the same books that Grahame-Smith had to get an idea of the real Lincoln. Yes, despite the movie’s absurd premise the filmmakers insist that they wanted to adhere to as much of the reality of Lincoln’s life as possible.
The panel then ended with the new 3D trailer for the movie shown here.
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – The Secret Life Trailer
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Abe Lincoln was a leader, a revolutionary icon, and wait, a vampire killer? Base loosely on his life, kidding of course, this Tim Burton produced film explores the imagined secret life of our 16th president. See what the cast and crew of the movie have to say about this re-imagination of one of our greatest fore fathers!