New trailer for director Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" gives American history a gruesome twist
Vampire hunters are nothing new to entertainment — cue "Buffy" and "Blade" — but the monster slayers get a historical makeover in the new trailer for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
"However history remembers me, before I was president, I shall always think of myself as a hunter," Honest Abe proclaims in the opening line.
The gruesome and graphic trailer features an ax-wielding Abe (Benjamin Walker) on a mission to avenge his mother's death and save the U.S. from being overtaken by the undead bloodsuckers.
The historical fiction-action flick is an adaptation of the novel by author Seth Grahame-Smith, who revamped Jane Austen with "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
"Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov helms the film, which is produced by Tim Burton, whose own campy vampire film "Dark Shadows" is currently in theaters.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" will be released June 22 in 3D, so check out the trailer below. But beware — there will be blood.