Sure, no one has snatched up the film rights to it yet, but let’s face it, it’s not going to be very long before some enterprising producer does exactly that and offers it to one of the studios. After finding success with his “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (soon to become a major motion picture starring, of all people, Natalie Portman), novelist Seth Grahame-Smith is back with “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. Yup, you guessed it, it features the secret, vampire hunting life of America’s greatest President. The book won’t be published until March 2, 2010, but don’t let that stop you from pre-ordering a copy at Amazon.com.
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”
“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
And that big hat of his? Secret utility belt. Honest.