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Benjamin Walker To Hunt Vamps as Abe Lincoln

Benjamin Walker, who made waves as another U.S. president in the off- and on-Broadway production BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, has been elected the lead in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, reports Variety.

Benjamin Walker, who made waves as another U.S. president in the off- and on-Broadway production BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, has been elected the lead in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, reports Variety. He beat out the likes of Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, James D'Arcy and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

Timur Bekmambetov is directing the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's bestselling tale of the U.S president's history with batting bloodsuckers. Bekmambetov is co-producing with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.

The 3-D production will start in March with Fox setting June 22, 2012 for the film's release.

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