Now that Tim Burton and Timor Bekmembatov have signed on to produce a film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s just-released novel Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter, we can safely say the movie will look nothing like book trailer above.
Still, the concept alone sounds intriguing enough for both novel and film: the story begins under the Illinois moonlight with the revelation that Lincoln’s mother was killed by a supernatural creature, fueling his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. The book depicts the “true history” of the 16th US president — as an axe-throwing highly trained vampire killer.
Burton and Bekmembatov teamed up to produce the animated flick 9, by director Shane Acker. There are no studios involved just yet, so there’s hope that this could be something special.