'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' In 3-D, Shocking Trailer Released Today By 20th Century Fox, Highilght Hollywood News
For those of us who love history, and yet we also love fiction, here’s a movie for us. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is in 3-D and is going to be a summer bonanza for 20th Century Fox Studios, and the film stars handsome newcomer Benjamin Walker, as the epitome physically of the late President. From the 19th Century, Lincoln is brought into modern day theaters of the 21st Century as the tall, regal looking president with the trademark beard and stovepipe hat come right into your eyes, and because it’s in 3-D, you feel as if you just met a ghost. If the late president though the Civil War, which ultimately claimed his life was bloody, you haven’t seen anything yet. The ax-wielding leader begins to chop the vampires down, and he does so with great aplomb.
I have always loved history, and have found it difficult to get many interested. But this film, though totally fiction, will make young people possibly google the name Abraham Lincoln, and perhaps in all of this (mish-mash) of drama and fun, they may actually learn about the greatest President in America. But for zombie lovers, vampire lovers alike, there is plenty of action for you, and Seth Grahame-Smith’s story you get to imagine what things could be like. Isn’t that what a great film is suppose to do?
Through roughly 45 years of Lincoln’s life, from about 1820 to 1865, the film traces his evolution from a poor young man devastated by the loss of his mother, up through his burgeoning interest in politics, his presidency and his assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth. While the tale is rooted in factual history, it also posits the fantastic ideals that Lincoln’s secret crusade to drive blood-drinking monsters into extinction influenced nearly every important decision in his life.
In Lincoln’s crusade of sorts, the man finds an unlikely ally and companion in a mysterious man named Henry Sturges, portrayed amazingly by Dominic Cooper, who helps him battle against the creatures of the night who seek to uphold the institution of slavery for their own despicable ends.
The film is directed by filmmaker extraordinaire Timur Bekmambetov, and also the legendary filmmaker Tim Burton is one of the producers on the film. It’s a very scary and spooky tale, which probably will be buzzed about next Oscar season. I can hardly wait for summer. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opens on June 22.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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