Before Sarah and I chat about the trailer, we want you to be able to watch it as well, so check it out:
First Official Trailer for "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter"
Okay! Like I said at the top, I think this looks freaking awesome. What about you?
Sarah: Well let’s explain a little bit before we go into what we think about the trailer. This is just one story based off a series of books that takes classic books or famous figures in history and changes them by adding ghouls of some kind and adding a comedic element. "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" is based off the book of the same name, written by Seth Grahame-Smith (who also adapted the book for this film), but he first wrote the other well-known book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which they are also turning into a movie.
Now, this trailer looks awesome and as it gets closer and the theatrical trailer comes out it will shine even more light on the story.
A: Even though I haven’t read the book yet (I plan to eventually) I did always think the concept of Abraham Lincoln being a vampire hunter looking to get revenge for the death of some family members was an awesome idea. When I heard they were making into a movie, I got excited, but other than some casting news and a poster (which you can see below) I didn’t know much else about it.
This trailer gives me all I need to know. It looks action-packed, it looks atmospheric, and while some may believe the idea of Lincoln being an action hero of sorts to be silly, I think it looks fine in that trailer. Honestly, I didn't even realize it was directed by the guy who directed "Wanted," which is a crazy action film, too, but one that I think is waaaaay too over the top. But going off of first impressions, I'm willing to give him a second chance with this one, especially as it's produced by Tim Burton.
S: I like how the stories are kind of tongue-in-cheek. I agree that it looks to be very action packed. I hope that they do a good job on the vampires, as there seems to be several versions of the mythological beings out there on the big screen these days.