Getting closer to the U.S. release of "", screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith took some time to discuss the vampire theme of the movie. Explaining that it will be different from the likes of "" and the " Saga" film series, the New York-born scribe said that the mashup history movie is made to honor the real Abraham Lincoln.
"Yes, it's an absolutely ridiculous premise, and we all knew that. But we wanted that joke to end at the title," Grahame-Smith told NY Daily News. "With 'Lincoln', we wanted to make a bloody, badass action movie that just happened to take place in the 1800s. And I know this sounds weird, but we also wanted to honor the real Abraham Lincoln by staying true to some of his real history, and his ideals."