Twentieth Century Fox has finally released the first trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (via Time), the film that sets our 16th President in a world full of bloodsuckers. One of the biggest question surrounding the movie was whether the silly premise would be played for laughs or totally straight and it looks like it’s going to be the latter.
While this choice of tone could be disappointing for some, the teaser is fairly well put together — using the intro of Johnny Cash’s “When The Man Comes Around” is never a bad choice — and this looks like it could be quite a bit of silly fun.
Benjamin Walker stars as Honest Abe with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, and Rufus Sewell completing the cast. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in 3D on June 22nd.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.