Well, it’s no joke that there’s a new major motion picture called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. But the film may end up being a joke depending on audience attendance and satisfaction. The movie is based on the book of the same name, produced by Tim Burton, and directed by Timur Beckmambetov (Wanted).
Audiences will get to see the Great Emancipator hack on a few bloodsuckers who are aiding the South in the Civil War in an attempt to take over America. A vampire apocalypse now overshadows ending slavery or reuniting the country.
It’s not just about vampires. As Steven Snyder at Time points out, there’s some real depth to this plot…
“…an epic mixing of history, fable and fantasy. Honest Abe is born into an era of bloodsuckers, during a time of mass immigration, as the vampires are being flushed out of Europe. His grandfather was killed by a vampire, his mother was the victim to the poisons of vampire blood. When he’s elected president, he leads the charge into the Civil War as a means of averting a systematic takeover of America by power-hungry vampire hordes.
“Yes, there’s a mother’s gravestone, a vampire duel atop an out-of-control locomotive and an apocalyptic gloom that surrounds a 19th-century Washington.”
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens nationwide on June 22nd.
[This reminds of us another unconventional movie release, Iron Sky, where President Sarah Palin is battling Nazis from the moon. Watch the trailer here.]