Director/producer Timur Bekmambetov revealed to he will be directing the upcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, in an interview with Empire. We reported back in March that Bekmambetov was only producing the film and now it seems he will direct as well. Here's an excerpt from the interview.
"That one I'm prepping to direct myself. It is not a comedy at all - it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember Night Watch, it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie."
"We are keeping the traditional look of Lincoln - the big hat and the beard. He has to be historically correct, but with a few special weapons. There is only one book, but there will be many opportunities to develop and explore this world if we get to do sequels. I hope we will start this winter. We are shooting in America."
Bekmambetov also spoke about the upcoming 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which is being set up at Fox, and he indicated he would like to direct himself.
"Yes, it is happening. We are in development with a writer and Ridley Scott's people. It's early in development. I would like to direct myself - it's a great tale that I love from my childhood. It will be a modernised version of the famous book."
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates on any of these Timur Bekmambetov projects as soon as we have more information.