This morning a seriously cool first teaser trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was unleashed upon us. I should have known it was coming, given all of the stills and pics that have been trickling out in a steady flow of late, all in an effort to start the slow build of buzz for an epic film with an unknown in the lead. (Benjamin Walker is said to have bested the likes of Adrien Brody for the role.) This teaser will go a long way toward that end I think.
I love what I’ve seen thus far in terms of the production design and the blue color palette. The effects are also going to be spectacular as we’d expect them to be coming from the collective minds of Tim Burton and Bekmambetov. There are definitely some stylistic tricks he learned while making Wanted evidenced here.
I was born on Lincoln’s birthday so the 16th US President has always held a fascination for me. I’m looking forward to this alternative take on his life just as much as I am Spielberg’s more straightforward approach starring Daniel Day Lewis.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter costars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell. It hits theaters June 22 in the US and Canada and 2nd August in the UK. Enjoy the trailer. More will surely follow soon!