It’s an unusual premise, no doubt, but Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian-Kazakh film director known for his vampire franchise Night Watch and Day Watch, delivers one of the most promising vampire action movies I’ve seen in a while. Producer Tim Burton’s Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American 3D supernatural horror film based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name.
The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861–1865), is fictionally portrayed in the novel and the film as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter. Eric Bana, Timothy Olyphant, Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, James D’Arcy and Oliver Jackson-Cohen were considered to play Abraham Lincoln. Finally, Benjamin Walker was cast. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011, and the film is being produced in 3D. It is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2012.