Now that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has a location and production start date, it’d be nice to have someone attached who can actually play the lead role, no?
According to The Wrap reports are that Australian actor Eric Bana is circling the title role in 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. While Bana hasn’t landed the coveted role yet, he’s scheduled to meet with director Timur Bekmambetov soon.
As of now he’s just in talks so take that for what it is, people … talk. Twentieth Century Fox is aiming at a June 22nd, 2012 release for the Tim Burton produced horror adventure.
When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln’s father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the secret journal of Abraham Lincoln.
Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln’s life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don’t know Abe. Honest.
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