Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln was not an expertly trained martial artist who pulled double duty as our sixteenth president and a slayer of the undead, but what Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter asks is, “What if… he was?” Adapted from the monster mash-up novel from Seth Grahame-Smith, the forthcoming film from Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton obviously gets fairly tongue-in-cheek with its alternate U.S. history—the kind the liberal-run schools are too afraid to teach you—but it's not like you’d necessarily know it from this teaser. It’s mostly a dialogue-free procession of slow-motion action shots of Honest Abe twirling his axe and shattering trees with single blows, all set to Johnny Cash’s spoken-word outro to “The Man Comes Around” (which horror movie producers are officially now banned from using ever again, seriously). Hopefully future previews will let a little more humor bleed through, as right now this kind of looks like Underworld: With A Stovepipe Hat.

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