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Another trailer and featurette for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' hits

By Anthony Pearson Feb 15, 2012, 4:23 GMT

Another trailer and featurette for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' hits

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced - as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthirsty. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER brings to the screen the secret life of our nation\'s favorite president...as history\'s greatest hunter of the undead. ...more

Following on from the release of the first trailer yesterday, we have today added a new international trailer and behind the scenes featurette for 20th Century Fox's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

From producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is an action horror epic featuring American President Abraham Lincoln like you've never seen him before.

The film stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell.

Watch the new international trailer, featuring all new footage from "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" below;



Watch a behind the scene featurette for the movie below;



"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is released on 3D and 2D screens across the US from June 22nd and the UK from August 2nd.

Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and Jim Lemley are teaming to produce a big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's new book "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." The following is how publisher Grand Central Publishing describes the book:

"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.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation."








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