Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.
We need to thank the good people at Fox for the opportunity, and of course, Seth-Grahame Smith and Benjamin Walker for their generous time and answers.
Watch the video below, where we speak about:
- The idea of mashing up literary concepts
- Treating the character of Abraham Lincoln with respect
- Benjamin Walker’s preparation and research for the role
- Where Seth Grahame-Smith is up to on Beetlejuice 2
- Benjamin Walker on Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
- Seth Grahame-Smith’s next novel Unholy Night
- Reflections on bringing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to life…and more!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is released in Australia on 2 August 2012 from Fox. It is out on 22 June 2012 in the US.