Tuesday, March 2, 2010
UPDATED: Abraham Lincoln: President, Patriot... Vampire Hunter.
On the Five Dollar Bill.
Freed the slaves.
Four score and seven years ago.
Stove pipe hat.
Debuting in book stores TODAY is the secret journal of our 16th President detailing his battle with the undead. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith who wrote a little book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies --maybe you've heard of it-- his follow up to that literary juggernaut: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter takes a slant on the history/horror mash-up wrapping true events around a vampire mythology.
I smell movie adaptation on this one. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is already entering production with an up and coming actress by the name of Natalie Portman. But who should play the tall and bearded one?
I got one answer for you:
The man has already played an undead-battling Elvis and has fought legions of evil dead so he already knows how to wear sideburns and wield an axe.
Seems a perfect fit to me.
You can watch the Official book TRAILER (Books have trailers? Really?! Well THIS one does.) HERE.
And you can buy Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in hardcover through the Amazon links below.
UPDATED: Well THIS didn't take very long:
The Hollywood Reporter is, er, 'reporting' that Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) are teaming up to produce Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for the big screen.
Check out the deets HERE.
I tell you what: HalloweenAddict.com will be first to report that Seth Grahame-Smith's next book, unwritten at this time, is already releasing a Criterion DVD. Yes, the window is that small now that it's existing outside of space and time.