Today marks the first official trailer release for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. If Bekmambetov’s name does not sound familiar, he’s the director behind such action-packed movies as Wanted (2008), Day Watch (2006), and Night Watch (2004). The film is currently scheduled for release on July 22, 2012.
Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a re-imagining of the 16th President’s life that depicts him as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires — an obsession of his since those bloodsuckers supposedly took the life of his mother. Lincoln eventually learns that the vampires have fled to the southern states of the U.S. and are concocting a plan to conquer and enslave the entire country — this in turn leads to the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy, the latter of which the vampires are aligned with.
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