Abraham Lincoln historians will be doing backflips of rage today with the release of the first teaser trailer for ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’.
The film is based on the novel of the same name and reimages the life of Lincoln as an axe wielding vampire killing badass. The teaser shows off Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) putting his handy axe and top hat to good use with a brief glimpse of a few crazy action set pieces.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
We love the concept but the teaser takes itself a little too seriously for a film with such a nutty concept. It would be interesting to see the teaser in a packed cinema to see if it gets sarcastic laughter or fist-pumps of glory.
Surprisingly, the trailer debuted via Time Magazine online. Are they hoping to target intellectual Time Magazine readers with this film?
Based on first impressions we get the feeling that ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’ could be a cult favourite in the making, but our hopes have waned that it will attract a wide audience. It’s still early days and we’ll save final judgement for the full trailer.
‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’ is released 21 June 2012.
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