The 16th President of the United States is getting a little bit of help in his quest to rid the free world of blood-sucking vampires. Ladies and gentlemen, tip your hats and take a bow in the general direction of vampire-hunting vampire Henry Sturgess — a man that may or may not be better known to the general public as actor Tom Hardy.
The Playlist reports that Hardy has been offered the role of Sturgess in director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton’s adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, based on the novel by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith. In the novel, Sturgess is a vampire that befriends Honest Abe in the future president’s youth, training him in the ways of the vampire, appropriate combat techniques and other assorted skills that are necessary in the vampire hunting profession.
There’s some doubt about whether or not Hardy will actually accept the role, however, as the actor’s schedule is booking up quickly: the Inception star is set to reunite with Christopher Nolan in the spring for an unspecified lead role in The Dark Knight Rises, while he’s also been mentioned recently for the male lead in Snow White and the Huntsman. Personally, I would much rather see Hardy as Abraham Lincoln’s vampire mentor than as a jaded protector of Snow White’s, but maybe that’s just me.
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