Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Burton to Produce "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
Entertainment Weekly reports that Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov have reunited to produce a film about Abraham Lincoln -- but with an appropriately macabre twist.
On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010, New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith released his newest novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Grahame-Smith also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a gory reinterpretation of the Jane Austen classic, and will adapt the Abraham Lincoln screenplay.
Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted and Night Watch) recently produced the independent animated feature 9, which was released last year in 2009. Jim Lemley, another producer of 9, will also produce the Abe Lincoln alternative history.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter warps history by telling the story of the 16th president's secret battle with the undead -- a battle that began during Lincoln's childhood as a way to avenge his mother's murder.
Here's the trailer for the book: