20th Century Fox took advantage of the holiday last weekend and released a new trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Memorial Day. The video gives fans a look at weaponry and numerous slayings over a recital of the president’s Gettysburg Address.
This is the third and final trailer to be released for the film. Fox also announced that there will be a special screening of the film for the sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in June.
Cast members Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie and Erin Wasson are scheduled to attend the event, as well as Bekmambetov, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and producer Jim Limley.
We’re very excited that 20th Century Fox and Navy Entertainment wanted to provide ABE’s crew the opportunity to preview the new Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie while we’re out here on deployment,” Capt. John D. Alexander, Commanding Officer of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) said in a press release. “We’re extremely fortunate that the studio wants to give us an early showing. It’s something that we’ve never experienced before on this ship, and we’re extremely grateful for their willingness to share this with our sailors.”
Walker said he is looking forward to meeting the sailors, and hopes they enjoy the event.
I hope it brings them excitement, goodwill and a taste of home,” he said.
Lemley commented how he is pleased and proud to have such an opportunity.
We hope they enjoy our film and know how much everyone in the United States appreciates their service,” he said.
The cast and filmmakers are also scheduled to attend two other special screenings events at undisclosed locations, according to Ace Showbiz.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be in theaters June 22.
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is based on the novel of the same name written by Seth Grahame-Smith who also wrote the screenplay for the film. It was released on March 2, 2010, through New York–based publishing company Grand Central Publishing.
Several of the authors other novels are also on their way to the big screen including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which was optioned by Lionsgate Entertainment, with Natalie Portman producing, and David O. Russell adapting and directing. Grahame-Smith is also attached as a producer for this project. It also been reported that his new novel, Unholy Night will be adapted in the future.