Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov to collaborate on Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Well that was quick.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, the newest novel from the author behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith, came out today, and 9 collaborators Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov have already optioned it for the big-screen treatment.

The two appear to be treating this with some seriousness, spending their own money to buy the rights, and re-teaming with fellow 9 producer Jim Lemley. Also on board is Grahame-Smith, who will be writing the screenplay, which will hopefully stay very close to the silly-scary-historical mix that the novel has.

The book follows Lincoln as he grows up and realizes that there is a secret world of vampires lurking behind everything he knows. This fact proves to shape him into an axe-wielding vampire hunter who takes on politics and the presidency for slightly different reasons than most people are familiar with.

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Posted on March 2, 2010 at 23:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-03-03 at 12:58
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    I loves me a good speculative fiction piece, but I must say that I don't like this idea.

    It's one thing to work with a historical personage and his/her personality and make an interesting work, but this changes the recorded personality of Lincoln too much.

    Now, Teddy Roosevelt: Vampire Hunter would have totally worked.

  2. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2010-03-03 at 20:28
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    I say fie upon you because dude… Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is one of the best campy films ever!

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