Benjamin Walker Will Slay Vampires as Abe Lincoln

Producer/director Timur Bekmambetov and Fox have found their fearless vampire hunter/16th President of the United States in Benjamin Walker, who if I recall correctly, was once attached to play Beast in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” before, well, he wasn’t anymore.

Walker will play Abraham Lincoln in the big-screen movie adaptation of Seth Graham-Smith’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, which purports to expose the famous President’s secret role in ridding the country of bloodsucking vampires in-between that whole Civil War and Presidency stuff. The role would see Walker play Honest Abe from the age of 20 to 55, top hat and beard included.

Up next is Henry Sturges, Abe’s mentor in the ways of vampire slaying, who the studio had been pursuing Tom Hardy for before he joined Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, where he’ll be playing Bane.