Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Abe Saves

An American president with a secret vampire-hunting project? Hmm, my curiosity is officially piqued. That’s Benjamin Walker as Abe the axe-wielding monster-stalker. Let’s hope that it’s a good film; “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” has some really exciting trailers.

According to the actor, he found the historical figure “funny,” as mentioned in a recent Livestream chat: “What’s fascinating about Lincoln is that I think he was a funny guy. He certainly had a sense of humor… particularly when he was traveling on the circuit as a lawyer and entertaining people. A great storyteller, (always) telling stories and making people laugh in the taverns at night… what makes him fascinating and impressive is that he was a common man who pulled himself up, who was self-educated; he made himself into a hero.”

Since there’s been an absence of really badass TV and movie vampire hunters lately (Buffy and Blade are only appearing in comic books, for now; it’s been a while since the last version of Van Helsing; “True Blood” has yet to show a serious one; and Alaric Saltzman isn’t exactly very successful at the job), it looks like the monster-hunting void’s going to be filled by this athletic, axe-toting version of the US president.

Based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” will be in Philippine cinemas starting July 4. 

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