A new International Trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter arrived on our doorsteps today! I present it to you below in all its history-warping glory!
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This movie continues to surprise me, as I like this trailer even more than the one we got here in the States! Again, what seems to make this film look so slick is that fact that it does not bullshit by taking its somewhat silly premise lightheartedly: This is dead serious vampire-slaying-Lincoln-starring awesomeness!
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).”
Oh yeah. Now this is what I’m talking about. Abraham Lincoln. Vampires. And a big ass Axe. It all gels together so nicely, doesn’t it?
In case you haven’t heard, 20th Century Fox and producer Tim Burton will bring us Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter this coming June. Judging by the unabashedly outrageous title, I expect a tongue-firmly-in-cheek mash-up of top hats and wooden stakes, which (if you are as big a horror fan like me) sounds delightful. I really do love a good (even often bad) horror movie. And I love it even more when a film knows exactly what it is supposed to be and embraces itself. Do you remember the scene in Inglorious Basterds where Omar and Donowitz unload a couple of MP40s into Adolf Hitler?? I kinda feel like, if done right, this movie could achieve that same “Anything Goes!” feeling for 90 minutes. We shall see…
June (unfortunately for us Prometheus fanatics) is still a long ways away. But to satisfy our presidential huntings of the undead, Entertainment Weekly has scored some cool pics that appear to be on location and in action! Check them out in the gallery below:
And I say why stop with Abe and vamps?! How about some Benjamin Franklin: Cyborg Slayer! Or Rosa Parks vs. Cthulhu!! Yeah!! Or give me a little Cowboys and Alie…oh…right. Okay, I’ll stop.