Following up my previous impressions of the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter images, TIME has an exclusive look at the first trailer for the film! Check your logic at the door and watch it here.
Four score and seven years ago, Twentieth Century Fox and Tim Burton brought forth baton-like twirling axes, horseback roundhouse kicks, tree-exploding deathblows, and Johnny Cash! Who wants to bet that the big bad nemesis for Honest Abe will be none other than Count John Wilkes Booth?!
…I for one am disappointed in the COMPLETE lack of Moon-Nazis in this trailer. Absurd.
Jake had his own thoughts on the trailer:
“I was a bit skeptical about this project, and admittedly there are still lots of ways (and I mean LOTS) for this movie to go south really quickly. But I think deep down this is a movie I am really looking forward to. I don’t really have much taste for Tim Burton as of recently, I think he just kind of works inside his own little weird niche and never breaks out. And I wasn’t that big of a fan of Timur Bekmambetovs Wanted. But after seeing the trailer, I think they might just make an awesome team.
“I think you’re seeing a lot of the same really great and unique visuals that Timur Bekmambetovs brought us in Wanted, and with the added horror/dark element that Tim Burton is so great at. What I think is really cool though is that from what it looks like the film is taking itself really serious. And although like I said there are still lots of ways for this to turn into a laughing stock, from what we see in the trailer, it could also be pretty bad ass. The best scene is definitely at the end though, I mean how cool is that!? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter according to IMDB will be released on June 22nd, 2012. And you know Paul and I will be there, top hats and all (and axes).”
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