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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, just got better

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20th Centrury Fox thinks that people will want to see Honest Abe, kicking some honest Vampire ass, so they have asked Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dodgeball, etc) to join the cast.

According to Variety,

Timur Bekmambetov is directing the 3D summer tentpole from a script by author Seth Grahame-Smith. Helmer is also producing the project along with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.

Benjamin Walker stars in the title role, while the rest of the cast includes Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson and Aussie actress Robin McLeavy (“The Loved Ones”), who recently signed on to play Lincoln’s mother.

Story concerns the former president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, which is presented as the real conflict behind the Civil War.

We can only hope that the plot is better than the premise, although it has been a while since Snakes on a Plane, I don’t know if the population is up to the concept of one of the great american presidents, have a side gig battling an army of the damned.

The book which it is based on, was a decent success. And with a Tim Burton spin, the show might gain some traction. Althought it will most likely turn out to be VERY Tim Burton, and thus not too enjoyable.

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