Watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer

Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the revisionist CGI heavy horror opens June 22nd, 2012.

20th Century Fox have finally stopped being shy and have revealed the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, their 2012 summer blockbuster that opens June 22nd. And now we've seen the trailer we now know just why they were so hesitant about showing it to anyone. Debuting over at TIME (when was the last time those guys got a major exclusive on a trailer for anything substantial?) the trailer hints at the the most ludicrous and unlikely looking summer tentpole in recent memory. I still have no idea who this movie is aimed towards. The live-action horror follows 'Great Abe' as an €œax-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin€ whose motivations in fighting slavery is to wipe out the undead but in reality this ain't no horror movie. Those hoping some kind of wacky, tongue-in-cheek, Hammer Horror B-movie that the likes of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing might have attached themselves to in yesteryear will be disappointed. The big gimmick they have is the question... What if Lincoln killed vampires.... but instead they have gone for the 'any old Hollywood Underworld Resident Evil CGI blockbuster' and it just looks so uninteresting. And so ordinary. Where's the fun in this one? Watch the trailer below; Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), Fox's film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's revisionist novel stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens June 22nd, 2012.
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