Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov to Develop ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Film!

Oh, hell yeah! Just yesterday I posted a great little book trailer for a new book from Seth Grahame-Smith, called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. This is the same guy that wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In my article I wrote that this Lincoln vampire hunter story had to be turned into a movie. Well, today I got my wish.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is going to get developed by the same producing team that brought us the CGI animated feature 9. Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and Jim Lemley are the guys that will bring this movie to life, and it could be a better team. 

Lionsgate has already picked up the film rights to the author's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which Natalie Portman is attached to star in and David O.Russell is circling to direct.

The story starts with the revelation that Lincoln’s mother was killed by a supernatural creature, which fueled his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. The novel depicts the 16th U.S. president as an axe-throwing, highly trained vampire killer.

Here is the official book description:

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.

Here is the tailer in case you missed it.

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