First Image Of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Though it won’t arrive in theaters for another year, 20th Century Fox is already hyping the release of next summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Recently, The New York Times was granted with an early set visit.

The Times (via The Playlist) revealed a first look at the film. The description was basic, but the premise of the film definitely matches the high-concept material that summer blockbusters are all about.

Benjamin Walker (seen above) stars as President Lincoln. Joining him are Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Robin McLeavy (of the Aussie horror release “The Loved Ones”), Jimmi Simpson (of A&E’s “Breakout Kings”), Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell.

In 2010, Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of historical inaccuracies

Audiences may be expecting tons of wooden stakes and bloodshed from director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch), but the director sees this project as something bigger than just well-financed schlock. He describes it as a cross between D. W. Griffith’s Abraham Lincoln and F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu. That’s an interesting mash-up to be sure. But will audiences gravitate to it?

We’ll find out on June 22, 2012.

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