Yahoo! Movies has premiered the first clip from Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed adaptation of the bestselling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. Called “Train Escape,” the sequence finds the ax-wielding 16th president (played by Benjamin Walker) and his valet William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) attempting to stop a gaggle of vampires from arriving by train in Gettysburg.
The film, which opens June 22, also stars Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.