Burton, Bekmambetov Bringing ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ To Silver Screen

While Tim Burton is getting ready to unleash his interpretation of Alice in Wonderland onto the world this Friday, he’s already planning on sinking his producing teeth into another piece of historical fiction. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author behind the cult classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, got his newest historical/horror hybrid released yesterday, in the form of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The premise is about as black and white as it sounds. In the time during Lincoln’s presidential term, he is forced to wage war against blood-sucking demons before they’re able to bring down the free world. According to Heat Vision, some gentlemen known in the genre have already taken interest.

Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, the producers behind last fall’s 9, will be producing the novel for a big screen adaptation. This fits right into the directors’ current resume, as Bekmambetov got his US popularity from his work on the Russain Night Watch films, and Burton is no stranger to the world of gothic vampire-like scenarios.

This isn’t the first time Hollywood has taken interest in a novel by Grahame-Smith. Lionsgate and Natalie Portman are currently working to bring Pride And Prejudice And Zombies to the big screen, with Portman potentially directing. The only thing left is for some studio to pick up Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Check out the book trailer (or “authorized fan trailer”) for Lincoln below, and be sure to pick up the book too.

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