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New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Pics

The Lincoln destroyer

What do Daniel Day-Lewis, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Hank Azaria have in common with Benjamin Walker? Answer: not a lot, judging by these first looks pics from Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Those other interpretations on Abe have been conspicuously lighter on the axe mayhem and we'd be surprised if Spielberg's bucks the trend. Bekmambetov's take on Seth Grahame-Smith novel definitely will.

“It’s told through the structure of Lincoln’s actual life," Walker told Entertainment Weekly. "You not only see these huge fight scenes and great moments of drama, but you get sort of the greatest hits of Lincoln’s life, from the mysterious death of his mother through the Gettysburg address. You get a portrait of this man, as well as a thriller.”

“The joke is in the title, and then we fully commit to it,” explained Walker, dismissing ideas of a hammy horror romp in a way that brings back worrying memories of the po-faced Cowboys And Aliens.

So can a B-movie premise with prime-time aspirations find a place in moviegoers' hearts? With a supporting cast of Alan Tudyk, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper and Alan Mackie and a bunch of historical vampires, it's got to have a chance.**

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter** is out in 3D on August 2.

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