The first official photo from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has arrived, which offers a look at Benjamin Walker as our fifteenth president and ancestor of the Frog Brothers. Check out this image below, along with new production information.
Director Timur Bekmambetov and his crew are striving for authenticity in recreating the personal life of our fifteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is currently shooting in New Orleans at a 179-year-old Evergreen Plantation. Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the popular novel upon which the film is based had this to say about the impending historical action-thriller.
"There's something in the American psyche, we want our presidents to be warriors. We're giving that to Abraham Lincoln, sort of posthumously in this case."
Director Timur Bekmambetov, who is shooting the film in 3D, had this to say about making Abraham Lincoln's backstory historically correct.
"We are very committed. What Lincoln did was like what Jesus did 2,000 years ago: he freed people."
A blend of CGI and practical historical locations will work to tell this story on screen. This will be a true period epic. About the vampires seen in the film, though? Timur Bekmambetov has decided to remain tight-lipped. All that can be said is that there look will be quite "unexpected".