ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is scheduled to hit theaters on June 22nd from 20th Century Fox. The horror, thriller film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars Broadway veteran Benjamin Walker. The cast also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Jaqueline Fleming and Robin McLeavy.
In the video below, Walker chats with MTV about the new film!
The film is a re-imagining of the 16th President's life that depicts him as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires - an obsession of his since a supernatural creature took the life of his mother. Lincoln eventually learns that the vampires have fled to the southern states of the U.S. and are scheming to conquer and enslave the entire country. This event leads to the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy, the latter of which the vampires are aligned with.
Walker's Broadway credits include the 2007 Broadway revival of Inherit the Wind opposite two-time Tony Award winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy. In 2008, Walker appeared as the Chevalier Danceny in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. He starred in the title role of The Public Theater's 2010 Broadway production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.