Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fox Goes Vampire Hunting with Abraham Lincoln

20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights for the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton.

The script for the 3D project was written by Grahame-Smith. The studio is planning a 2012 release.

The following is how publisher Grand Central Publishing describes the book:

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

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