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Merrick here...

We've mentioned before that Timur Bekmambetov (director of NIGHT WATCH, DAY WATCH and WANTED) is adapting Seth Grahame-Smith's ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER for the big screen.

Now, we have a few new stills from the movie - along with a new poster for the film.  Click the poster to jump to IMPAwards for a larger version...


...and click this rather nice image to jump to MovieInfos for a larger version and a few other shots. 

The film hits late June, with a screenplay co-credited to by the book's author and  Simon Kinberg (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and SHERLOCK HOLMES).   

Last week we learned that Grahame-Smith is currently mulling a BEETLEJUICE return with Tim Burton (details HERE). 

Thanks to Empire for stumbling across these shots.  



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  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    That poster is really silly

    by Dharma4


  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Can we please see some vampires already?

    by ZOMBRE

    I'm starting to suspect they might be sparkly and wear ruffled puffy pirate shirts.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Looks like great cornball flick!

    by Doc_Hudson

    or a shitty serious film.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    damn confederate vampires!!!

    by Doc_Hudson

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Liberal werewolves v Conservative zombies II

    by Rtobert

    Spec script coming up

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Abraham Lincoln and George Washingon were not contemporaneans, with about 50 years dividing the lives of the two great men. I don't need to be an american to know that.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    NOT cornball

    by bah

    At least it shouldn't be. The book is solid horror, disturbed me quite a bit.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    if the vampires are actually evil monsters,

    by skelly

    I'm in. So sick of love intrest vampires. I blame you Copolla. I cought Night Watch and Day Watch on IFC a couple years ago and thought they were cool as hell. So this is definitly on the radar for this summer.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    That poster is awful!

    by critts

    They should've used something similar to the book cover.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    This looks like fun.

    by Rob Jenson

    I remember picking up the book last and year and checking out the first few pages. It was surprisingly readable. The silly concept put me off buying it, but I will definitely check the movie out.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    What would be nice is if this was filmed in the style of late '60s/early '70s Hammer

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    (Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter anyone?), but given Bekmambetov's past work I guess we can expect a lot of overwrought camera (CG) effects... And I guess nowadays it just takes a brooding stare, a mole and a beard to play Lincoln.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by Cory849

    George Washington is an immortal who faked his own death. I don't need to be an American to know that.

  • He was by far our most badass president and notorious big game hunter.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I'll check it out

    by disfigurehead

    Looks like a good time at the movies.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Kim Jong II - Zombie Killer

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Would have been much better...

    by wonderboy2402

    If they stacked a few vampire decapitated heads in front bottom of the poster facing him.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The first poster is way cooler

    by Cobb05

    The one of him sitting in the woods.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I hated all 3 of Timur's previous movies

    by BenBraddock

    Can't imagine I'll like this any better

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I'll probably see this and that HANSEL & GRETEL flick

    by Spandau Belly

    one of them has got to turn out okay, right?

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    We live in a world where in 2012, we are getting movies about

    by lv_426

    Abe Lincoln hunting vampires and a mega-budgeted FX porn adaptation of the board game Battleship. Almost makes one wish that old Skynet was real and pulled the fucking trigger.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Amelia Earhart:Dragon Slayer...aerial dogfights with dragons? She was lost at sea...

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    these historical mash-ups practically write themselves...

  • That goes for the rest of you "FACT" clones too! This movie could be cool, but the poster makes me think it will suck as much as the talkbackers on here who say "FACT."

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Let's discuss what's wrong with this poster...

    by daggor

    No blood splatter, an important part of the book cover. The axe is a little hard to see, when having it at a bit of an angle would make it read better AND help add something unusual that is needed to alter the classic "memorial" pose. Then, there's the problem that the actor appears too young and too attractive... but that's a casting problem. I am available for consulting.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by JudgeDredd

    Says you. I'm psyched for both of those movies. I also DVR Downton Abbey. Just because I can appreciate lowbrow entertainment doesn't mean the world's in the shitter. There's plenty of room for Moon Pies among the Kobe beef.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Demon Slayer

    by crazybubba

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Benjamin Franklin Vs. The Cyborgs

    by crazybubba

    he destroys them all by flying an electric kite.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    the only disturbing part of the book to me...

    by purplemonkeydw

    was that i bought it thinking it would be funny, then found it to be a legit story in the vein of pn elrod.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Mark Spitz vs the Kraken

    by crazybubba

  • George is pissed... and hurt

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Is Daniel Day-Lewis in this?

    by Royston Lodge

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    crazybubba: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is already a movie.

    by Royston Lodge

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Abraham Lincoln was a Republican

    by locke815

    If he were a Democrat, he would either surrender to the vampires, or offer them endless food stamps in return for their allegiance. Maybe vampires are a good metaphor for liberals. Sissy effeminate white dudes who sleep all day, don't work, and leech (suck the blood) off normal people their entire lives. Go Abe Go!

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    People get published writing this kind of stuff?

    by kevred

    And we wonder what's happened to literature in this country. Oh, and locke815's an idiot. Most likely, a Sissy effeminate white idiot with insecurity issues.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by justmyluck

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Better tagline:

    by Mickster_Island

    Presides over the Nation...and the Night

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's wearing a yarmulke...

    by Unscripted

    Abe Lincoln, Jewish Vampire Hunter?

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais: Spanish Hater

    by Lourdes Galan

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    OBAMA: Dictator Assassinator

    by lv_426

    First he popped a cap in Bin Laden's ass. Next he made it look like Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack. Now he is on the trail of the successor, Kim Jong-un. It looks like North Korean BBQ is on the White House kitchen's menu tonight. Sam Jackson as President Barack Obama. =I'm Barack, motherfucking Hussein Obama!=

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    George W Bush - Arab Slayer

    by Mel

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by ReelLifeLA in, Dumb on Arrival. Given that even the most modest commercial film production utilizing any degree of recognizable cast, reasonable set production, effects and required marketing campaign to cut through the noise and reach potential target audience (i.e. put butts in seats) necessitates millions of dollars, does anyone else come away from this thing thinking it's one big expensive joke? Seriously, how could anyone think there's a built in audience large enough for this crap? It's like taking a fart joke to the opera to tell it again.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Lincoln was a LIBERAL Republican

    by Talandir

    Sorry locke; the Republicans were the big government Liberals in the 1860's; fighting against the small government States Rightist in the Confederacy.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Right, Locke, surrender...

    by Talandir

    Like Wilson surrendered in WWI. Like FDR and Truman surrendered in WWII and Korea. Like JFK surrendered in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Like LBJ surrendered in Vietnam. Like Clinton surrendered in the Balkans. Like Obama surrendered to Ghaddafi and the Taliban and the Somali Pirates and Bin Laden. You don't HAVE TO be an ignorant moron to be a Republican, but it sure helps!

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Teddy Roosevelt: Dinosaur Hunter!

    by Blue_Demon

    That guy just looks damn cool with a gun, ya gotta admit. Speak softly and carry a big steampunk bazooka.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    fuck this movie


    seriously I can't be alone here, I'm fucking bored of all these generic vampire movies. Oh BUT HEY! There's an EDGEY angle to this one! IT has Abraham Lincoln! ISn't that wacky and cool?! No, it just means it's a vampire movie set in the past, with guys running around chopping vampire heads off with an axe, like every other fucking vampire movie with loud fucking sound effects giving me a fucking headache. If this was Geore Bush: Vampire Hunter, I would pay to see THAT shit.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I am actually IN this film...

    by MaxHeadroom

    Believe it or not, but I was one of the background artists that filmed this in Louisiana ast year. I was the coordinator of the extras in the battle scenes. Haven't a clue if I'll show up on film. though.

  • plus my Obama: Dictator Assassinator and the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter one, and we've got a solid trilogy. Would Teddy Roosevelt go back in time, or would the dinosaurs come to his time through some temporal rift or wormhole? Roosevelt hunting dinosaurs in Yellowstone could be fun.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Martha Stewart: Chain Gang Gang Banger

    by lv_426

    A dirty sexploitation women's prison flick.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Four score and seven vampires to go...

    by Stegman84

    That'd be my tag line. If I cared about this movie. Which I don't. If it gets good word of mouth I might check it out one day, but honestly, right now it feels like the kind of one note gimmick film that I generally tend to avoid.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Jefferson Davis: Slave Go-Getter

    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    What did Abe Lincoln say when he sobered up?

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    i freed WHAT?!

  • There is alot of real history mixed in with the un-real. Hope they don't cut too much from the book, just make it a flowing story.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Lincoln didn't free the slaves


    Abraham Lincoln never once desired for blacks to be free (as he made clear in numerous political speeches he made in the South -although our children will never be told this). He signed into law the emancipation proclamation only AFTER two years of bloody warfare whose aim was simply to deny the South independence. In fact, the Emancipation Proclaimation only freed slaves in the 'rebelling states' but allowed slavery to continue within the states still loyal to the Union. Moreover, the Emancip. Procl. couldn't free any slaves in the rebeling states -since those states rebeled and didn't recognize Lincoln's authority. It wasn't until the 13th amendment passed in 1865, was slavery abolished in the United States -Congress freed the slaves, not Lincoln. FYI - As an act of war, the British issued their own Emancipation Proclamation during the American Revolution. The idea was that slaves would rebel and flee, thus, destroying the economy and forcing Americans to end the war. How was their Emancipation Procl. an act of war, and Honest Abe's Emanc. Proclam. not?? Abe Lincoln was a politician, no more, no less. He is not Jesus Christ. He did whatever was necessary to remain in power and protect his political agenda. It mattered not at all that he burned the Constitution, suspended habeau corpus IN THE NORTH, intentionally killed thousands of civilians (ie, Sherman's March), and sent more soldiers to their deaths than in any other American war.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Part of a trilogy

    by chad kuhns

    Along with Janet Reno-Bounty Hunter and Kim Jung Un Presents The New Babysitter Adventures

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by chad kuhns

    The amount of time Daniel Day Lewis will spend kicking himself for not being this Abe Lincoln. Timur is responsible in part for that aborted Skyline 2.0 of a disaster The Darkest Hour, and Kinberg helped give us X3. The only way this one will work is if its somewhat tongue in cheek.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:52 a.m. CST

    How much drugs does it take for someone to make a shitty poster?

    by Superslum

    Obviously not much.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:39 a.m. CST

    rkdn that's a decades old Joke.

    by Stalkeye

    Jus sayin.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    RE: Lincoln didn't free the slaves

    by Stalkeye

    Not intentionally you meant. However, he was the catalyst for Blacks being free, well him and especially the Abolitionists during that time. Lincoln was the grand savior, just another carpetbagging politician.(And a pillow biter too.) Ah, you gotta love what the History books tells us. "Holy Whitewash, Batman"!

  • Go read source material like Lincoln's hand-written letters instead of some tenured Teacher's biased musings and get it straight.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Nice poster.

    by Larry Darling

    I think it looks cool. One ass in seat here.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by Blue_Demon

    Yeah, hunting dinos in Yellowstone would be great! The movie can end with a T-Rex skull in the Oval Office while Ted kicks back with a beer.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Talking politics about Vampire Hunter Lincoln? Really?

    by LeftFoot

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Talking politics about Vampire Hunter Lincoln? Really?

    by LeftFoot

    Talking politics about Vampire Hunter Lincoln? Really? Lincoln the Vampire Hunter and Teddy Roosevelt should take out all you turds.