This looks like one of the more intriguing movies due late this summer, premiering in Lithuania no less,
not least of all because it is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The funny part is that whoever wrote the IMDb description noted Lincoln as the 18th president, but then one doesn’t expect this film to be historically accurate ; )
Bekmambetov and Burton on Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter,
I thought it seemed like it may be pretty ridiculous, but this is the fist time I’ve watched the trailer and it looks really interesting. Now I actually look forward to checking it out.
I got interested just because it’s Bekmambetov.
But seriously, a project like this is more appropriately to be made at a backyard, in the 70’s, with a Super 8 camera and George A. Romero as the director.
Yea, one could see an indie Night of the LIving Dead style movie, like the book trailer,
but Bekmambetov looks like he’s had great fun with the story!
But the style, the scope of the story looks like a really grindhouse picture.
Well, the trailer sounded to me like a generic work for summer, not a… you know… a Bekmambetov film. (Not like Wanted, the only film by him that I watched.)
I don’t know, the book isn’t throw-away violence despite its lurid title. There is a lot going on in the story. It will be interesting to see what Bekmambetov does with it. If it was just Burton, I would agree that it will be just another generic work.
You reminded me Burton’s name in the credits—that’s it what makes me very suspicious about this picture. We know from the past that when he’s involved in a production, normally this means that the film has to be adequate to his universe—that Gothic thing. And there is his power, that David O. Selznick-ish complex. Therefore, I don’t expect anything more than a Burton film directed by another guy.
But, Dzimas, have you read the book?
Oh, just an addendum: I would be more confidant if the film was directed with an approach similar to Coppola in Twixt.
I’m almost positive this trailer is a parody, specifically crafted to target the jump-the-shark nature of yet another historical fiction vampire yarn. The acting couldn’t be that bad by accident.
The black and white trailer was the book promo. I assume the color trailer is real. IMDb has the movie listed in post-production.
Read a review of the book, Victor, which made it sound promising, Probably will be buy it.
I watched Night Watch and enjoyed the romp. I just have to wonder if Bekmambetov wouldn’t be more at home with a remake of Viy or some other Gogolian supernatural tale, rather than Lincoln, but I guess he has a thing for vampire hunters.