Fox Catches 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', Eyes 2012 Release


Fox Catches 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', Eyes 2012 Release
The studio has won over Sony, Paramount, Universal and Summit in an auction to nab the rights to the live-action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel.


Twentieth Century Fox has come out as a winner in an auction to get the rights to "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter", a live-action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same title. The project is apparently the most sought one as other studios which bid for it included Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and Summit Entertainment.

Variety reports that pre-production for the movie is already underway with Fox planning to drop it in theaters across the nation in 2012. The studio reportedly invests a lot in the film as it is made with a big budget of $69 million and is planned to be a 3-D movie.

Timur Bekmambetov is attached to direct the thriller and produce it alongside Tim Burton and Jim Lemley. Seth Grahame-Smith is hired to adapt his book into a screenplay.

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" will see Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the U.S., who learns that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. Taking revenge, Lincoln becomes an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires and their slave-owning allies.

Fox reportedly fought hard to nab the movie. On Saturday, October 2, they gave a detailed pitch for the film's production, marketing and release during the presentation. Moreover, they welcomed the filmmakers with bloody footprints which led them to the meeting while silver bullets and bloody axes were placed around the offices.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Kim Kardashian to Co-Host 'Live' With Ryan Seacrest
  3. Leah Remini Slams 'Diabolical' Tom Cruise, Says He's Not a Good Person
  4. George Clooney's Wife Amal Looks Skeletal Just Weeks After Welcoming Twins
  5. Samuel L. Jackson Returns for 'Shaft' Sequel, Jessie T. Usher Lands Lead Role
  6. These Two Horror Directors in Contention for 'Justice League Dark'
  7. 'Super Troopers 2' Set for 2018, Official Synopsis Revealed
  8. Say What?! Prince William and Harry Have Cameos in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
  9. Porn Site Offers to Produce 'Sense8' Season 3
  10. Fergie Goes Topless to Promote New Album 'Double Dutchess'