Yet another actor has joined the ranks of the latest fright fight against those damned fanged freaks who inhabit the night! Sharpen those stakes, kids! We have got some fresh Abraham Linclon: Vampire Hunter casting news for ya!
According to Variety “Firefly” star Alan Tudyk has been cast as Stephen A. Douglas in 20th Century Fox’s big-screen adaptation being helmed by Timur Bekmambetov. He’ll be joining the previously announced Benjamin Walker, who stars in the title role, along with Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson and Robin McLeavy (The Loved Ones), who recently signed on to play Lincoln’s mother.
Fox is aiming at a June 22nd, 2012, release for the Tim Burton-produced horror adventure based upon Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name.
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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