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Old January 13 2012, 05:35 AM   #76
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Abe...what're you doing with that axe? Abe? This movie is going to be awesome.

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Old January 13 2012, 02:36 PM   #77
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I find the concept interesting, and that nobody protested against it. Is it because so much time passed between Lincoln and today? I could imagine that if you do "Barack Obama: Vampire Hunter" and maybe let him run around like Blade that you'd get criticized into oblivion.
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Old January 13 2012, 03:48 PM   #78
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Looking better and better, myabe if it's successful we might get more of the Classic Hunter series made.
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Old January 13 2012, 03:54 PM   #79
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Will it have any scenes set in a gay bar?
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Old January 13 2012, 08:33 PM   #80
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I find the concept interesting, and that nobody protested against it. Is it because so much time passed between Lincoln and today? I could imagine that if you do "Barack Obama: Vampire Hunter" and maybe let him run around like Blade that you'd get criticized into oblivion.
Eh. Being "criticized" also means you're being paid attention to, and generating publicity that will reach a potentially paying audience.

I'm sure some uptight historians have already complained about the book on which it was based, but how many people care what uptight historians, or any type of historians, have to say about their entertainment choices? If I were doing PR for this movie, I'd have some really uptight historians lined up to start bitching about how unseemly the movie is.

Doing a supernatural-horror movie with real life current public figures in it is an interesting idea. I doubt Obama, being a public figure, could sue for libel. Anyway, if he's the good guy, what's the problem? We can always say Republicans = vampires, and it's a political allegory. (With that hair, Mitt would make a fantastic bloodsucker and I'm 99% sure Santorium is already one.)
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Old January 13 2012, 09:23 PM   #81
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If this movie is a hit Asylum will have to do SOME kind of knock-off. I don't see why it couldn't be Obama.
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Old January 13 2012, 09:28 PM   #82
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I'm sure some uptight historians have already complained about the book on which it was based, but how many people care what uptight historians, or any type of historians, have to say about their entertainment choices? If I were doing PR for this movie, I'd have some really uptight historians lined up to start bitching about how unseemly the movie is.
I'm a pretty easy-going historian, unfortunately.

But I can pretend to be uptight, if there's a paycheck in it for me.
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Old January 13 2012, 09:49 PM   #83
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I just want it to do well so have more good Vampires movies, and have them make "Mr. Darcy, Vampyre", "Jane Slayre" and "Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter". Could be a strangely epic series.
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Old January 13 2012, 10:23 PM   #84
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If this movie is a hit Asylum will have to do SOME kind of knock-off. I don't see why it couldn't be Obama.
It has nothing to do with being a hit. The Asylum will release something with a similar name or plot at around the same time as the big studio movie hits theaters. Looks like they've already got "Grimm's Snow White" and "American Battleship" coming out this year, but no Barack Obama: Vampire Hunter yet.
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Old January 13 2012, 11:00 PM   #85
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I have no interest in reading the book, I really didn't care for Alice, but... well, Burton has a dependable style I generally like and this seems on the surface to be the kind of pulpy, inherently goofy premise that's worked pretty well for him in the past. I'll remain feeling vaguely positive until inclined to feel otherwise.

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If this movie is a hit Asylum will have to do SOME kind of knock-off. I don't see why it couldn't be Obama.
It has nothing to do with being a hit. The Asylum will release something with a similar name or plot at around the same time as the big studio movie hits theaters.
Precisely. Asylum's entire market strategy revolves around people mistaking their film for a Hollywood film with a similar but slightly different name. If they wanted to capitalise, they'd probably release something called 'Abraham Lincoln and Vampires' or whatever.

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I could imagine that if you do "Barack Obama: Vampire Hunter" and maybe let him run around like Blade that you'd get criticized into oblivion.
Well maybe it'd get criticized but there's plenty of pretty weird Barack-themed products in existence already.

Now adapting any of those into a film, that way is madness...
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Old January 14 2012, 09:47 AM   #86
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The book is tons of fun...the author also wrote the screenplay. Burton is only producing the film...I wonder why one would assume Burton is also directing this film and judge it based on that? Timbur Bekmambetov is directing the movie, probably has a more gritty and edgier style than Burton does without the goth and pseudo campiness. Plus the film has a pretty stellar cast to. The score is being composed by Henry Jackman who did the excellent score to "X-Men: First Class" last year.
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Old January 14 2012, 12:47 PM   #87
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The book is tons of fun...the author also wrote the screenplay. Burton is only producing the film...I wonder why one would assume Burton is also directing this film and judge it based on that?
Well Tim Burton didn't direct The Nightmare Before Christmas either, and yet there aren't many Tim Burton films any Tim Burtonier. So I kind of assume Tim Burton's involvement will mean recognizably 'Tim Burton' repurposing of Gothic and Expressionist styles for the movie.

Also never saw a Timbur Bekmambetov film. I remember seeing the trailer to Wanted years ago, which looked dreadful, but maybe this'll seem more enticing.
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Old January 14 2012, 01:07 PM   #88
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"Wanted" was pretty decent...Timbur though is more well known for his gritty Russian vampire duology. I suspect he was picked for those more than for "Wanted".
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Old January 14 2012, 09:09 PM   #89
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I'm sure some uptight historians have already complained about the book on which it was based, but how many people care what uptight historians, or any type of historians, have to say about their entertainment choices? If I were doing PR for this movie, I'd have some really uptight historians lined up to start bitching about how unseemly the movie is.
I'm a pretty easy-going historian, unfortunately.

But I can pretend to be uptight, if there's a paycheck in it for me.
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The campaign I envision wouldn't require any actual historians. Easier to just get them straight from central casting and toss a tweed jacket at them.

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If this movie is a hit Asylum will have to do SOME kind of knock-off. I don't see why it couldn't be Obama.
I've never seen the need to avail myself of an Asylum opus, but I think that would be enough to do it. Barack Obama, Zombie Hunter. John Boener as head zombie.

Also, the screenplay should be written by the same guy who wrote the John Omaha/Japanese teenage girl body-swap story.
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Old January 14 2012, 10:22 PM   #90
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