Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Film Looking for an Abe

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Film Looking for an Abe

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The film adaptation of the 2010 novel is looking for its Honest Vampire-Hunting Abe.

20th Century Fox Has been trying to cast Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter since November of 2010, and some of their top picks have recently come to light. In what Deadline calls "a very interesting mix of semi-knowns and unknowns, stage and screen vets," the frontrunners for the role of Abraham Lincoln are James D'Arcy (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster), Josh Lucas (Hulk), and Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers).

The story retcons the life of the 16th President of the United States to include his obsessive skill for killing vampires. Author Seth Grahame-Smith (also of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) adapted his novel for the film, and had the script written before the project was up for bid from production studios.

Vampire Hunter was the subject of a furious auction in Hollywood, with such studios as Paramount, Sony, Summit, and Universal all vying for the rights to the material. Deadline reports that, "Fox wanted the project so badly that when the filmmakers came onto the lot, the studio had bloody axes and bloody footprints strewn about, and arranged for a bugle player in a Confederate uniform playing 'Taps' to accompany them to the meeting with studio executives." Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is set to direct, and Tim Burton is on hand to produce.

The film will be released -- in 3D, of course -- on June 22, 2012.

Source: Deadline

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This can't possibly go well.

Can anyone recommend the book?

EDIT:Damm it. Ninja'd to 1st.

Looking for an Abe you say!

I don't know if i should call it awesome or ridiculous...

Screw it! Il go with awesome!

Daystar Clarion:
Looking for an Abe you say!

Coulda been the simpsons guy.

I don't even-I'm 12 and what's this?

OT: erm, seriously? I would actually like to see Adrien Brody be a vampire hunting Abe Lincoln, but this just sounds stupid...I suggest they should take all the funding they got and make my idea for a Escapist Offices show with carboard boxes a reality instead :3

If this somehow manages to be worse than the book (Which, admittedly, did have a small handful of good moments), I will be rather surprised. I look forward to this.

Someone please kill this nonsense. It's just as bad as any remake, reboot, adaptation, or half-baked sequel.

Stickem:
If this somehow manages to be worse than the book (Which, admittedly, did have a small handful of good moments), I will be rather surprised. I look forward to this.

I'll take that to mean you don't recommend the book.

OT: If it has enough crazy to interest for it's running time then I'll go.

why not just use the same guy they used for the book announcement trailer?

Evilsanta:
I don't know if i should call it awesome or ridiculous...

Those aren't mutuals exclusive you know.
For example, here is a scene from Mega shark vs. Giant Octopus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g&feature=related

I will not watch this movie for the story, I will watch it because it got Abraham Lincoln beating the shit out of vampires.

OT; no one will possibly take this movie seriously, lets just hope the producers know that and will take some minor inspiration from how Top Gun was done, which is, a dead serious action comedy full of win.

I honestly thought this was a joke...

I can almost guarantee that anyone who doesn't think this is awesome has no sense of humor. Probably been to less then....I'm gonna say three real parties.("real party" being defined as 20 people or more.)

And before you quote me, I'm only being half serious. Don't be so defensive.

Wait, Tim Burton is producing it? Oh well then, I guess Johnny Depp is gonna be Abe

Heh I noticed Ol' Abe has an ax behind his back in the picture:
"A vampire divided at the neck, cannot stand!"
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I drive stakes into them?"
"That we here highly resolve that these dead shall fucking stay dead!"

For those of you that don't know American history, yes, those were hilarious.

Holy crap, how did I not know about this? Why did I not know about this? I have to go read the book now...

HankMan:
Heh I noticed Ol' Abe has an ax behind his back in the picture:
"A vampire divided at the neck, cannot stand!"
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I drive stakes into them?"
"That we here highly resolve that these dead shall fucking stay dead!"

For those of you that don't know American history, yes, those were hilarious.

Die monster! Your puns don't belong in this world!

Hopefully Hollywood wont totally rape another one of my favourite novels, then again I should be use to it by now.

4 scores and 7 stakes ago, I slew your evil vampiric fore fathers...

first thing to pop into my head, along with "wtf" and "now I want to see this".

Read the book. as long as they get a good Abe i'm fine with it.

Quiet Stranger:
Wait, Tim Burton is producing it? Oh well then, I guess Johnny Depp is gonna be Abe

That much is obvious, but exactly which role can Helena Bonham Carter have? Perhaps Lincoln's hat?

I cannot tell a lie... did I pass?

Siberian Relic:
Someone please kill this nonsense. It's just as bad as any remake, reboot, adaptation, or half-baked sequel.

Oh now, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter wasn't all THAT bad. I mean, it had lesbian vampires and a kickass soundtrack (main theme song's chorus is: It's all good, it's all right, everybody gets laid tonight). What more could you want?

... oh yeah. ABE LINCOLN, HELL YEAH.


In case you know nothing of movies, here's a few short clips of what might be one of the best movies ever made. Such an underappreciated gem.

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Problem solved.

You know what would be amazing? Get Daniel Day Lewis, the guy who is going to play Abe in a Spielberg biopic, play the Abe here.

Let's listen to this again. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS A VAMPIRE HUNTER. WANT.

I hope they find the right person, I really do.

Anarchemitis:
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Problem solved.

DAMMIT!

I was gonna post something like that...

OT: Well... that sure sounds interesting...

Two words:

Lance Henriksen.

Adrien Brody was surprisingly awesome in Predators, he could do some good in this one too.

Looks like the world is going to end in 2012 but a bit sooner than expected. Seriously stop this. Why am I not surprised Tim Burton is involved? He used to be great, now he only makes shit.

As soon as I saw this news post, before even reading the article, my first thought were of Nathan Fillion. Seriously. He would make an awesome Honest Abe, he would really suit this role :D. In fact, I propose starting a petition to get Fillion offered the role as soon as humanly possible. Who's with me?

...This is incredibly stupid. And yet, so, fucking, awesome.

Adam Scott. It has to be Adam Scott, nobody else can be Lincoln.

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