The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter panel at WonderCon 2012 today began with a mock video featuring a mummified skeleton as producer Tim Burton doing a video remote from London, lying at death’s door in a hospital with a couple of buxom nurses and famed health and wellness specialist Dr. Andrew Weil. He wished he could be there, thanked the crew, and then promptly died.
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith came out and introduced director Timur Bekmambetov and Abraham Lincoln actor Benjamin Walker. At the panel, a sequence from the climax of the film was screened.
At a recent promotional event to hype the upcoming supernatural-historical action hybrid Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in Springfield, IL, attendees were treated to a trio of new videos released especially for the occasion. Those videos are now online and you can watch them here below.
The first was a standard behind-the-scenes featurette that runs less than two minutes and features soundbites from director Timur Bekmambetov, producer Tim Burton, and others alongside clips from the movie that were recently seen in the teaser trailer.
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming adaptation of author Seth Grahame-Smith‘s alternate history/horror work Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has arrived online.
The movie stars Benjamin Walker as our 16th president, but shows us his much lesser-known side, moonlighting as a hunter and killer of vampires after his dear mother was killed by a creature of the night.
You can check out the teaser trailer by clicking on over to the other side now.
The first two posters for next year’s historical horror-adventure Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have debuted and you can check them out here below.
Based on the novel by Pride & Prejudice & Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Kinberg) first published last year, the Tim Burton-produced film takes a revisionist look at the legacy of the famous 16th U.S. President (Benjamin Walker) as he grows up to embark on a mission to kill as many bloodsucking creatures of the night as he can after he discovers that his mother was killed by one. As Lincoln is becoming a feared vampire slayer he also rises in prominence as a politician and future president, and later finds that the defining moments of his life and political career are all tied to the rising vampire threat in the still-young United States.