Last week, we saw a red band trailer for this mashup 3D actioner, and that preview was pretty much a delivery system for slow-motion shots of arterial spray as Abe destroyed his enemies not with friendship, but with his trusty ax/shotgun-thingie. You can see the splatters in that trailer by clicking here, or you can stick with this new green band business, which is more concerned with getting across the basic premise and straightfaced approach to that ludicrous concept.
This bad boy is available in high definition at MSN, where it premiered.
Hey, who else is psyched to see Rufus Sewell getting the chance to chew scenery as the principal vampire bad guy, who is apparently behind the Southern slave trade and at least indirectly responsible for the Civil War?* Sewell played the hero in Alex Proyas' loved but still under-appreciated Dark City, and played a wonderfully slimy, fun bad guy in Brian Helgeland's A Knight's Tale. Getting him in the role of an arch-vampire is a smart move.
We get to see a bit of Sewell in this trailer, and some voiceover from erstwhile Howard Stark Dominic Cooper as Abe's vampire-killing mentor. Still no sign of the lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead Mary Todd Lincoln, though. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk, Robin McLeavy, Marton Csokas, and fork-stabbing McPoyle Jimmi Simpson.
Russian helmer Timur Bekmambetov directs this odd summer movie from a screenplay by executive producer and Sherlock Holmes/X-Men: The Last Stand writer Simon Kinberg, along with Seth Grahame-Smith, the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author who wrote the novel on which this movie's based. Tim Burton is a producer here, working with his Dark Shadows screenwriter Grahame-Smith. It's looking like Burton and the writer might be beginning a prolific relationship, but if Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter doesn't perform, that might mean a cooling of that partnership.
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