Every good hero needs a good villain to fend off and save the day from or else things would get really boring, no? Good thing for us the person cast as the big bad in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has the chops to deliver more than his fair share of evil spookery!
Variety reports that Rufus Sewell (pictured right; Dark City, Bless the Child) has landed the role of Adam, the lead vampire villain, in 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name.
The flick is being helmed by Timur Bekmambetov. Sewell joins the previously announced Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Alan Tudyk and Robin McLeavy. That’s one hell of a cast if you ask us!
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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