Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 December 2014
New In The Heart Of The Sea Trailer Lands Online
Massive flail whale
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
In The Heart Of The Sea
13 March 2015
World Of Warcraft
11 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Dracula Untold (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Need For Speed (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Summer In February (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Dead Man Down (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer
Update: The international promo's up

14 February 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: JoBlo.com

submit to reddit

There are alter egos, then there's depicting the 16th President of the United States as a part-time battler of the undead. Meet... Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Born of serial genre masher-upper Seth Grahame-Smith's dark and twisted mind, it tells the tale of honest Abe being especially 'honest' with a number of bloodthirsty vampires, ramming his truths home via his trusty axe.

On directing duties is Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov, and from the looks of the trailer below, it's just as full of slow-motion special effects as you'd expect.

Playing our man Abe is relative newcomer Benjamin Walker, and alongside him stand his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), his vampire-huting mentor Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper) and Rufus Sewell as the big bad vampire. 

So what do you reckon? As preposterous as you'd hoped? Is this Johnny Cash cover acceptable in any way? Do spinning shots of men putting on top hats get you going? Or is it just the chance of seeing everyone's favourite Republican - okay, some people's favourite Republican - slashing vampires' throats that you're looking forward to? Let us know in the comment box below.

Update: The International trailer, which boasts a voiceover from Dominic Cooper and a few moments of new footage, is also now online for your viewing pleasure.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is out on August 2. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Dan Aykroyd On Ghostbusters 3 Rumours
Ray himself on script-shredding and more
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: Really?!
L: DouglasW I mean, I know we complain that there's nothing original coming out of Hollywod these days; it's all sequels, prequels, reboots and reimaginings but come on!! The most original stuff they can come up with is to smash 2 genres together and see what happens?! That trailer looks exactly like what you'd expect when they do that! Abe Lincoln as a "cool" (God I hate that word as much as l hate "awesome") vampire hunter?! FFS !! Bring on "Dolly Parton; Terra-former" ...... hese More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 19:22 on 18 February 2012 | Report This Post

Why moan?
Those that are moaning about this as a conceited trick by movie studios of mashing two genres together; you do realise this is based on a BOOK of the same title, whose authors modus operandi is literary & historical 'horror' mashups? Trailers looks daft, just like the book. Silly popcorn nonsense for a couple of hours, never gonna win awards but probably great for a drunken midnight movie. More

Posted by ash1975 at 20:53 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

I can't for some tool to comment on it's
historical accuracy!!! More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 01:07 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

It's Johnny Cash
They've just re-jigged the opening of The Man Comes Around. Psshh. More

Posted by Indran at 22:16 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

This Year...
The trailer says 'This Year...' and then nothing else... More

Posted by UTB at 21:39 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

Erm..
Johnny Cash cover?... it's Johnny Cash More

Posted by chris wootton at 17:00 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

Looks like great fun!
From the trailer this looks like great fun! I quite like Bekmambetov's crazy movies ( Although Daywatch was fucking confusing! ) and this looks like it'll be a blast. Strange idea but great at the same time. Let's hope he finishes his crazy Nightwatch trilogy soon! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 11:34 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Against my better judgement, I want to go see this. I actually think this looks quite entertaining and original. More

Posted by Bad Ash at 09:12 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

what a load of bullshit More

Posted by joe (mavrick) horton at 21:55 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: might be a good film
More

Posted by anakin solo at 20:10 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: a good premise
ead the book of abraham lincoln vampire hunter, and it was a great book and from the trailer it looks like it's going to be a good film. Not sure i'll be going to the cinema to see it but I might rent it, not sure that I'll be watching pride and prejudice and zombies if it even gets made. More

Posted by anakin solo at 20:07 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Practically everything in this trailer looks like CGI SFX... including the actor playing Mr Lincoln. But the voice-over works for me--much better than the utterly overdone "this summer" schtick. More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 18:51 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Really?!
I mean, I know we complain that there's nothing original coming out of Hollywod these days; it's all sequels, prequels, reboots and reimaginings but come on!! The most original stuff they can come up with is to smash 2 genres together and see what happens?! That trailer looks exactly like what you'd expect when they do that! Abe Lincoln as a "cool" (God I hate that word as much as l hate "awesome") vampire hunter?! FFS !! Bring on "Dolly Parton; Terra-former" ..... More

Posted by DouglasW at 18:46 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Really?!
I mean, I know we complain that there's nothing original coming out of Hollywod these days; it's all sequels, prequels, reboots and reimaginings but come on!! The most original stuff they can come up with is to smash 2 genres together and see what happens?! That trailer looks exactly like what you'd expect when they do that! Abe Lincoln as a "cool" (God I hate that word as much as l hate "awesome") vampire hunter?! FFS !! Bring on "Dolly Parton; Terra-former" ..... More

Posted by DouglasW at 18:46 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Really?!
I mean, I know we complain that there's nothing original coming out of Hollywod these days; it's all sequels, prequels, reboots and reimaginings but come on!! The most original stuff they can come up with is to smash 2 genres together and see what happens?! That trailer looks exactly like what you'd expect when they do that! Abe Lincoln as a "cool" (God I hate that word as much as l hate "awesome") vampire hunter?! FFS !! Bring on "Dolly Parton; Terra-former" ..... More

Posted by DouglasW at 18:45 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Really?!
I mean, I know we complain that there's nothing original coming out of Hollywod these days; it's all sequels, prequels, reboots and reimaginings but come on!! The most original stuff they can come up with is to smash 2 genres together and see what happens?! That trailer looks exactly like what you'd expect when they do that! Abe Lincoln as a "cool" (God I hate that word as much as l hate "awesome") vampire hunter?! FFS !! Bring on "Dolly Parton; Terra-former" ..... More

Posted by DouglasW at 18:45 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Looking forward to it!!!
Yes indeed. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 18:30 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Looks like fun. More

Posted by Scott_ at 18:24 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

This looks ridiculously great! sheer entertainment for the hell of it. More

Posted by carolstanton at 18:18 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Undead Presidents
What next? George Washington: Giant Killer? Thomas Jefferson: Witchfinder General? Or how about Ronald Reagan: Friend Of Bonzo The Chimp? (Oh they made that movie already!) More

Posted by BenTramer at 18:04 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

More Russian Inspired Madness
Yet another slice of awesome ridiculousness by Mr Bekmambetov. I think you can sign me up for this one. More

Posted by jon.allen47 at 17:55 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

More Russian Inspired Madness
Yet another slice of awesome ridiculousness by Mr Bekmambetov. I think you can sign me up for this one. More

Posted by jon.allen47 at 17:54 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

ummm...? eh? More

Posted by Bosskatte at 16:56 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)