Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets a teaser trailer

It’s got real bite

The first teaser trailer for historical vampire horror Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has been released online in all its axe-grinding glory.

Based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith, the film reveals American president Abraham Lincoln’s secret life as an axe-swinging vampire slayer.

Timur Bekmambetov’s in the driving seat as director, while Benjamin Walker plays the eponymous hunter.

Check out the trailer below…

Revelling in slow-mo and shadows, this first look at Vampire Hunter has definitely whet our appetite (for blood). Flush with off-kilter camera angles and stylish cinematography, it’s looking like Bekmambetov’s most accomplished work to date.

Though we don’t get to see much of Walker’s ability to thesp, there’s no disregarding his skills with an axe – we’ve never seen a blade flipped quite so beautifully as it is here.

This is a teaser through and through, though – minimal dialogue, and a snowstorm of amazing visuals. We can’t wait to see the full trailer.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in UK cinemas on 2 August 2012.

Bitten by Vampire Hunter? What do you make of the teaser? Chuck us your thoughts..


    • durden

      Feb 14th 2012, 12:49

      i usually hate this kind of 're-imaginings' so i can't believe i'm saying this but...it looks quite good... :-s

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    • alexr

      Feb 14th 2012, 13:10

      Benjamin Walker looks a little bit like Frank Lampard in the first picture...!

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    • FBJRider

      Feb 14th 2012, 23:02

      Looks pretty good, I mean I know there's not much to go on but I suppose teaser trailers have to show as much action as they can rather than plot/dialogue etc. For the casual movie goer who doesn't want to sit through a film with depth or anything other than stuff blowing up since that's where films make most money. So I'll wait for the full trailer before I judge too much.

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    • willow138

      Feb 15th 2012, 2:08

      meh he is no Buffy

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    • Siban1982

      Feb 20th 2012, 10:09

      Might as well be juggling axes - too much swinging and flipping going on, feels like it's turning into a dance routine, just man up and take massive swings like you did with the tree at the end!

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