Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the works

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  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Good gravy, this sounds like the weirdest movie ever. :rommie: But I'll be the first in line because this is my kind of weird.

    Who in the world can they get to play Abe? Gotta be about 6'4", skinny and not Hollywood-handsome.

    Isn't there another story that has Lincoln teaming up with Queen Victoria to hunt vampires?
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    ^ Yes. I'm currently reading the book, the author is currently in the middle of adapting his book into script form.
     
  3. Temis the Vorta

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Maybe they can use that for the sequel? :D
     
  4. Shurik

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    After Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, it's really hard to be surprised by such things ...
     
  5. Captaindemotion

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    ^ Or Bubba Ho-Tep.
     
  6. Caretaker

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Interesting. I was kind of hoping Burton's next film would be the "haunting adaptation" of Goodnight, Moon starring Johnny Depp. ;)
     
  7. Aragorn

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    The actor doesn't have to be 6'4". Just surround him with Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Michael J. Fox and Emilio Estevez. :)
     
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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Maybe Tim Robbins...although,Lincoln was a Republican..:devil:
     
  9. Mr. Adventure

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    I still think this project sounds *too* deliberate and calculated.
     
  10. Gaith

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    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? :rolleyes: ;)

    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.
     
  11. Temis the Vorta

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Hey if you don't like it, nobody's forcing you to post here. Someone got a gun to your head? :rommie:

    Lincoln would probably find this movie amusing. Or confusing. Probably both.
     
  12. stj

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    However could the supposed evil of vampires ever compare to the evil of the slaveholders? But, if your hero isn't fighting the villains, he's not a hero. If you've got no hero and failed villains, you don't even have melodrama. All that's left is camp.
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    A very under-rated Bruce Campbell flick. In my DVD collection though.


    Now that's just plain mean :rofl:


    This movie could go very hard in either direction, good or bad.
     
  14. Skywalker

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    They should make it 87 minutes long.
     
  15. Awesome Possum

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I'd do it as a History Channel-style docu-drama. Show scenes of Lincoln killing vampires, but also have experts discussing it.

    I've started on the book, I'm enjoying it so far.
     
  16. Jack Bauer

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Personally I think Lincoln should avoid theaters...
     
  17. captain crow

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I wonder if Rex Hamilton is still alive.
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  18. Gaith

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I very much doubt it. I think he would have been saddened by it.


    Nice try, but that's changing the subject. Thing is, while Lincoln hated slavery, he had no bloodlust whatsoever for slaveholders themselves:

    It's not the metaphorical condemnation of slavery that I have a problem with. It's turning Lincoln, even an alternate-universe fantasy version thereof, into a blood-soaked killer. As I said, if the creators had any decency they'd make a surrogate character. Failing that, I'm going to call them out on their sleaze.
     
  19. Char Aznable

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Simplied version. No need to thank me. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I suggest you read the book Gaith before making blanket judgments about the project like you seem to have. Lincoln was President of the United States during the Civil War...he had blood on his hands. You are painting him out to be some kind of patron saint. The author of the book is in the process of adapting it into script form right now.
     

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