So in other words, the only development since our last discussion on this matter
(active in July) is that the project got a studio. And this earth-shattering news requires an entirely new thread, does it?
This particular project makes me sick. You want to take a nice hot dump on Jane Austen's books, I think that's hopelessly juvenile, but whatever. But to turn a real-life manic-depressive statesman who felt immense pain over the war he thought he had no choice but to prosecute - a war that led to a bullet in his brain, remember - into a gleeful butcher of men... that's worse than juvenile, it's an insult to the Lincoln family's memory, not to mention our national memory. Want to write about a Confederate vampire-hunting woodsman? Fine. Make up your own fucking character, or at the very least have the decency to make a surrogate Lincoln, no matter how thinly veiled.
If this project actually gets made, may it tank harder than Jonah Hex
and blight the movie-making careers of those involved. May the director be reduced to a gaffer and the suits reduced to fetching new suits' coffee.