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Tom Hardy is pretty rad. He’s been good in everything I’ve seen him in, especially “Bronson”, he owned in “Bronson”. Whenever it finally happens, I think he’ll be a wonderful Mad Max. After he stole everyone’s thunder in “Inception”, the roguishly handsome Brit is all over every high profile movie project in Hollywood and beyond. There’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “This Means War”, and “Warrior”. Those are just the ones he’s actually committed to, filming, or finished with. The man must not sleep.
Just the other day it came out that Hardy might be in one of the three “Snow White” movies that are in development, and now Bloody Disgusting reports that he has been offered the part of Henry Sturgess in Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton’s adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s macabre historical horror novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.
It’s good that Hardy is finally being recognized for his talent, but that doesn’t mean he has to be in every movie that comes out for the next few years. But I guess if you’re casting a film you might as well start at the top and work your way down. If you aim for the hottest actor in the business, who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky, or increase the prestige of your project just by having Hardy’s name mentioned in the same sentence. Personally I think they should put more focus on who will play Lincoln, but that’s just me.
Here’s a synopsis of the story:
Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln’s father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires.
After a heated courtship, one that involved a guy dressed up like a Confederate soldier playing “Taps”, Twentieth Century Fox landed “Vampire Hunter”. They are aiming for a June 22, 2012 release for the film.
Here is the book trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.