No matter whether you love Tim Burton or find him tiresome we’ve got a video that will play directly to either attitude about the filmmaker.

Fox recently premiered the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, IL. Burton couldn’t be there, but he taped an introduction to the footage. It’s a weird thing, featuring a gag (I think it’s a gag, anyway) about a royal werewolf, and audio that seems to be intentionally out of sync. I’m not certain if the into is endearing or just flat, so I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

Also after the break is a short behind the scenes reel for the film that explains a bit of the film’s approach to creating the ‘secret life’ of Lincoln. There’s a bit of new footage in there, too. Read More »

Yesterday we got our first look at footage for Timur Bekmambetov‘s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, scripted by and based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s novel of the same name. Now we’ve got a trailer for international audiences that has a lot more footage, and also offers some dialogue from Dominic Cooper. Check it out below. Read More »

Here’s the trailer for Timur Bekmambetov‘s adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film features Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, but this is no stodgy biopic. Rather, it supposes that the 16th President was really driven by a hatred for the undead. Indeed, this footage shows the Railsplitter earning his name as he wields an axe with supernatural strength, plowing through vampires and trees alike with the common tool. Check out the footage below. Read More »

New ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Photos

Two of Tim Burton‘s projects for 2012, Dark Shadows (which he directed) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which he produced, with Timur Bekmambetov directing) have yet to show any footage to the public. But both are slowly rolling out new images.

We’ve got four new pics today of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is a June 22 release that stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper, with Rufus Sewell and Erin Wasson. Check out the images below. Read More »

What we’ve seen so far of the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has been limited to scant images and a couple posters. Now there is a new poster — and it is pretty bad, leading to some suspicion that it is not official — but also a behind the scenes video that shows Benjamin Walker in action as the 16th President and vampire killer. Read More »

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We obviously all love moving images. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be reading (or writing for) a movie website. However, if you’re like me and are extremely excited for the plethora of potentially awesome movies opening in 2012, right about now you are going to love the still image. USA Today has posted their 2012 movie preview and it includes brand new photos from several of the years biggest films.

The only one that’s a true first look is The Bourne Legacy (you can look at that here) but, after the jump, check out new images from Prometheus, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers, Brave, Men In Black 3, Snow White and the Huntsman and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Read More »

Brand-new posters have just been released for two very different literary adaptations due out next year. The first is Timur Bekmambetov‘s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s alternate-history horror about the sixteenth President of the United States; the other, Gary RossThe Hunger Games, based on the first volume of Suzanne Collins‘ insanely popular dystopian YA series. If you ask me, the posters for the former look more striking, but the story behind the poster for the second is more interesting. Check ’em out after the jump.

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It’s the ‘supporting actors in big movies’ Casting Bits, with a confirmation of a report that surfaced last week, and two nice additions to big projects at Legendary Pictures. After the break, you’ll find:

  • Jonah Hill is confirmed for the action comedy Neighborhood Watch,
  • Rufus Sewell joins Paradise Lost,
  • and Clifton Collins, Jr. fights monsters in Pacific Rim.

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You don’t have to wait until next summer to see what Benjamin Walker is going to look like as the ax-wielding, vampire killing 16th President of the United States. While most major films wait until after shooting is done to begin building hype, The New York Times has published a feature article on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter that includes our first look at the film while it’s still in production in Louisiana. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, produced by Tim Burton and based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, reimagines Lincoln’s history. It surmises that Lincoln’s parents were killed by vampires and that he dedicated the rest of his life to destroying all blood-suckers. It stars Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as his wife, Mary Todd and actors like Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper and Anthony Mackie.

And though the idea is totally out there, Grahame-Smith thinks it’s now more appropriate than ever, especially with the national reaction to the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

There’s something in the American psyche, we want our presidents to be warriors. We’re giving that to Abraham Lincoln, sort of posthumously in this case.

Check out the photo and some new info on the film after the break. Read More »

The cast for Timur Bekmambetov‘s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter continues to fill out nicely with the addition of British film, television and stage actor Rufus Sewell. Sewell is joining a cast that already includes Benjamin Walker (Kinsey, Flags of Our Fathers) in the title role, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) as Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd, Anthony Mackie as Secretary of State William Seward, Dominic Cooper as Lincoln’s mentor Henry Sturges, and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as real-life politician/fictional vampire ally Stephen A. Douglas, among others. The story is being adapted for the screen by Seth Grahame-Smith from his own bestselling novel. Read more after the jump.

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