Twentieth Century Fox has released a slew of new imagery from Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D, his 3-D historical retelling arriving in theaters June 22. In this historical fantasy, produced by Tim Burton, vampires strike the same twitchy nerve among the citizenry that terrorists do in our real world. One of the images features Benjamin Walker as “Honest Abe” wielding an axe and taking full-swing (hopefully about to take a vamp’s head off!) The other displays Lincoln in his younger days, already aware of the vampire menace, but just beginning to learn that he and his trusty felling axe could do something about it.
Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Robin McLeavy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, and Alan Tudyk also star.
“Seth Grahame-Smith’s revision of a Jane Austen classic explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold history that shaped our nation. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war – and ultimately to the presidency – he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved.”