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.
According to the Wicked Local website the book’s author, Seth Grahame-Smith himself, is the one writing the script. “I’m actually writing the screenplay for him [Burton] and a couple of other producers, so that’s what I’m in the middle of right now”, he tells Wicked. Can you say no-brainer?
“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.”
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Book Promo
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