A new poster and two new stills have surfaced for Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the upcoming adaptation from director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton.
Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling 2010 novel, the movie chronicles the secret life of the ax-wielding 16th president, who we’re told waged a clandestine lifelong war against the bloodsuckers after one of them killed his mother. The mashup, which features among its cast Edgar Allan Poe, William Seward and an undead John Wilkes Booth, imagines a Confederacy supported by vampires, who rely on the slave trade for food.
Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay for the film, which stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens June 22.