Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lead Role Cast in Film Adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
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After what has semed to be an exhaustive search, the role of the 16th US President in the film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith has been cast. It is (according to The Hollywood Reporter) British actor Benjamin Walker. The other major role in the film, the part of Henry Sturges, who mentors and trains Abe in the ways of vampire hunting, has yet to be cast. Production is expected to begin later this spring from a screenplay also written by Grahame-Smith; the release date is currently set to be June 22nd, 2012.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon "The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln," and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide, he has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time -- all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

You can read the first chapter(s) of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter below. Use the Aa button to adjust text size, line spacing, and word density.

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