Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” has such a silly premise, that, ultimately, might be its undoing. Something like this works in comic books, even in a novel setting, and yeah, you could even go campy with this in a low-budget film. But in a big-budget Hollywood movie that approaches the subject in a dead-serious manner? I dunno… This, despite the fact that the film actually looks pretty decent, with some nifty looking action set pieces. Benjamin Walker is also shockingly believable as Lincoln. I mean, that’s him in the iconic top hat and beard, and that’s him, too, as a young man going around slaying vamps with his trusty ax. That’s some nice work by the kid there.
To get you caught up on Abe’s exploits, Fox has released a new featurette that offers up director Timur Bekmambetov, writer Seth Grahame-Smith, and producer Tim Burton sitting down to talk about the movie, which includes the topic of Abe as the world’s first superhero. Like the movie itself, the trio takes the subject pretty seriously. As a bonus, you get a ton of new footage in-between the chatter.
Walker co-stars with Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, Jaqueline Fleming, and Erin Wasson as that evil vampire chick who Abe is seen fighting in all the promos.
Abe’s ax flies June 22, 2012.
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