When you think of the 16th president of the United States, vampire hunting probably would be the last thing on your mind. This will surely change after a glimpse of the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. If history is left up to producer Tim Burton, not only did President Lincoln end slavery and chop down cherry trees with his ax, he also chopped down vampires and their slave owning helpers.
Starring big screen newcomer Benjamin Walker as Abe Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter is a bizarre tale of a U.S. president driven by the murder of his mother by a supernatural being to eradicate the blood sucking undead from the earth.
Vampire Hunter is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith of the same name. Simon Kinberg help with the screenplay.
Besides Benjamin Walker, the movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell. The vampire film is scheduled to hit theaters June 22, 2012
Watch the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer below and you will never look at a $5 dollar bill the same way again.