Exclusive Video Interview: Benjamin Walker and Seth Grahame-Smith on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Benjamin Walker and Seth-Grahame Smith - The Reel Bits

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter posterLast week, we had the pleasure to sit down with author Seth Grahame-Smith and actor Benjamin Walker, mostly to discuss their upcoming movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

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.

We need to thank the good people at Fox for the opportunity, and of course, Seth-Grahame Smith and Benjamin Walker for their generous time and answers.

Watch the video below, where we speak about:

  • The idea of mashing up literary concepts
  • Treating the character of Abraham Lincoln with respect
  • Benjamin Walker’s preparation and research for the role
  • Where Seth Grahame-Smith is up to on Beetlejuice 2
  • Benjamin Walker on Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
  • Seth Grahame-Smith’s next novel Unholy Night
  • Reflections on bringing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to life…and more!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is released in Australia on 2 August 2012 from Fox. It is out on 22 June 2012 in the US.

About the author: Richard Gray

Richard Gray

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