Seth Grahame-Smith has been busy on another book since releasing his popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and it takes the historical figure of President Abraham Lincoln and adds a few vampires. The book is titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and as you may have guessed, a new movie is being developed with none other than Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov attached as producers.
Grahame-Smith has been making quite a name for himself with his work taking classic literature and adding horrific spins to them. After Smith wrote Zombies, which of course took Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice and, well…added zombies, a whole new genre in literature has basically been created. Since that title’s release, many different authors have written their own takes on classic literature and characters with zombies and aliens and all sorts of fun and nasty beasties.
Click on over to the other side to check out a trailer that was made specially Grand Central Publishing for the release of the new book.
Naturally, movie adaptations of these wild re-imaginings were guaranteed after the first appearance of the books. A Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film is already on the way with Natalie Portman attached to produce and star; and with this announcement of Vampire Hunter, you’re looking at the start of what may just become a the next big thing in Hollywood.
Burton and Bekmambetov teamed up to help produce Shane Acker’s animated film, 9, along with Jim Lemley, who will also join them here as well. Burton is currently getting ready for the release of his latest film, Alice in Wonderland, while Bekmambetov hasn’t done any directing since 2008’s Wanted, he did produce another film called Black Lightning. He was about to get going on Wanted 2, but as you might have read recently, it appears that that film has been killed and buried.
Here is the trailer for the book, which is what caught the attention of Burton and Bekmambetov in the first place and lead them to take on the project. No studios have picked up the property yet, but with these two named behind the picture, it should not take too long.
Lame… Didn’t this happen with Lincoln with Werewolves? (Also Jesus… and Zombies)
Comment by Tom Cheredar — March 3, 2010 @ 1:02 am