Courtesy of CraveOnline, we now have behind-the-scene featurette for the upcoming film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Even though the film is not scheduled to hit theaters till June 22nd, there has already been tons of photo stills and two new trailers released for the film.
If you were a fan of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which has also been optioned for a film) then you will love this new project from Seth Grahame-Smith. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is also written by Grahame-Smith and follows our 16th president as he hunts down the undead and has vengeance against them.
The epistolary-style book is written as a biography of Abraham Lincoln, based on “secret diaries” kept by the 16th President and given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturges.
When Lincoln is eleven years old, he learns from his father Thomas Lincoln that vampires are in fact real. Thomas explains to his son that a vampire killed Abraham’s grandfather (also named Abraham Lincoln) in 1786. Young Abraham is also shocked to learn that his beloved mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln succumbed not to milk sickness but rather to being given a “fool’s dose” of vampire blood, the result of Thomas’s failure to repay a debt. Lincoln vows in his diary to kill as many vampires as he can.
The cast for the upcoming film includes:
- Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln’s wife.
- Rufus Sewell as Adam, the lead vampire villain.
- Jimmi Simpson as Josh Speed, Lincoln’s friend and assistant.
- Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln’s mentor in vampire hunting.
- Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Lincoln’s valet and friend.
- Robin McLeavy as Nancy Lincoln, Lincoln’s mother.
- Alan Tudyk as Stephen A. Douglas, an American politician from Illinois.
- Marton Csokas
- Cameron M. Brown as Willie Lincoln, Abraham and Mary’s son.
You can watch the featurette below: