Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Every time we think of New Orleans, we still can't help but be a little sad. Having visited the lovely city pre-Katrina, we quickly developed a soft spot for it and those delicious roast beef po' boys.
And the search for star power continues for Timur Bekmambetov's take on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Offers are out and Fox is hoping one star in particular bites.
Earlier this year Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton used their own money to option Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and then waited for the studios to come calling. The group included Sony, Paramount, Universal, and Summit, but it was 20th Century Fox who emerged victorious as the adapter of what's being called "the hottest project in Hollywood".
When we first watched Night Watch, we knew then that director Timur Bekmambetov was someone to keep our eyes on. It just took a little while for the rest of the world to catch up, but now that they have ... wow, this dude's plate is FULL! Speaking of which ...
With his films Night Watch, Day Watch, and even Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov has proven to be a visionary director. Recently the filmmaker had several projects on his plate that he was set to produce, but now it seems as if he may be at the helm of one of them ... Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!
This weekend C2E2 goes down at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago, and if you're planning to attend, you won't want to miss the "Monster Mash-Up Mayhem" panel, on which all the brains behind the Quirk Classics Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, its prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters will all be appearing together for the first time!
A few weeks ago we let you guys know that Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, who previously worked together on 9, are reteaming to produce a big screen adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Today we found out who's writing the adaptation.
You know what's more kickass than finally having a president who can speak in complete sentences? Having a president who can speak in complete sentences and can kill vampires, that's what! And who better to bring such a tale to the screen than the team of Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov?
Abraham Lincoln has been called a lot of things -- Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator -- but Vampire Hunter? That's a new one for me.