Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

When you think of our 16th president, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t vampires, but the new film “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” hopes to change that.

MTV News spoke with star Benjamin Walker and director Timur Bekmambetov at an event for the movie at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, the former leader’s hometown.

After screening the first trailer, plus some additional scenes, and taking a few questions from the audience, Walker and Bekmambetov sat down with MTV News to talk Lincoln and attempting to tackle portraying his secret history as a killer of the undead.
Walker made a name for himself on Broadway playing a different president in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” His first major starring role, “Vampire Hunter” may seem like an odd choice, but Walker’s first question about the part had nothing to do with the former president or vampires. “My initial reaction was, ‘Who’s directing it?’ ” Walker said. “Then as soon as somebody said Timur, I was relaxed about it. It’s in good hands.” Continue Reading…

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