by Gene Turnbow
What does the 16th President of the United States, Tim Burton and vampires all have in common?
Beats me. But it made a great mashup novel in 2010 as Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, written by Seth Grahame-
It didn’t take Twentieth Century Fox long to snap up the movie rights, and counter to how these things usually go in Hollywood, they got it right on the first try. Behold the first look at the new trailer for the movie, produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov, with a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smnith himself, so you know it’s going to be as true to the book as it was possible to make it. This crazy, goofy take on vampire lore is sure to be the best thing that’s happened to vampires in the media since Buffy. The movie stars Benjamin Walker in the lead role. And from what we see here, the guy definitely has an ax to grind. Literally.
Not that this is really what you’d call literature – but frankly, do we care about its high-brow appeal?
No. I didn’t think so either.
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