Amidst all the attention that has been given to the obvious summer blockbuster like The Avengers, Prometheus, Spiderman, Battleship and The Dark Knight Rises, sits Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film many people have considered to be a sleeper.
Sure the movie looks good – and with it being about one of the most popularly talked about presidents this country has ever had – it would get alot of attention, right? If it weren’t coming out in the midst of all these remake heavyweights, wouldn’t it be the talk of Hollywood, right now?
In the video below, writer Seth Grahame-Smith and producer Tim Burton, along with director/producer Timur Bekmambetov, compare Lincoln to Batman. They draw comparisons to Lincoln’s hunting coat, (calling it his cape), calling his top hat his mask, and his axe his utility belt.
The film explores the fictional life of America’s great president, the untold story that shaped the nation. In this project, Lincoln, the greatest hunter of vampires that ever lived, has to overcome insurmountable odds to protect the nation from the blood-sucking undead and become president of the United States.
The film stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hits 3D,2D, and IMAX theaters June 22, 2012.