Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: 10 Celebrity Vampires He Should Fight
At almost 203-years-old, Abraham Lincoln is still of interest to many people, so much so that two movies about the 16th American president will hit theaters this year. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, will debut in the fall. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the less historical of the two movies, debuts on June 22, and stars Benjamin Walker as the six-foot-four 16th president.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," is based on the 2010 book by Seth Grahame-Smith. The Web site IMDB describes the movie plot as "President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers."
Seth Grahame-Smith paints an image of the Civil War as being a cover-up for the supernatural scourge that was then plaguing the United States. It's up to Abe Lincoln and his deadly ax to fight off the vampires who are sucking the United States dry.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," is set to be a 3-D movie, directed and produced by Timur Bekmambetov ("Wanted" and "Daywatch" and "Nightwatch.") Tim Burton is also signed on as a producer for the film.
To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 203rd birthday on Feb. 12, here is a slide show of television and movie vampires we would like to see him fight.
Al Lewis played Grandpa, a vampire in the 1964 - 1966 series "The Munsters."
James Marsters played a vampire named Spike in the 1997-2003 series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
David Boreanaz starred as Angel, a vampire in the 1997-2003 series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Brad Pitt plays vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac in the 1994 movie "Interview With the Vampire."
Tom Cruise plays vampire Lestat de Lioncourt in the 1994 film, "Interview With the Vampire."
"Count Duckula" was a 1988 cartoon about the misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.
Ian Somerhalder plays vampire Damon Salvatore on the hit CW show "The Vampire Diaries."
Paul Wesley plays Stephen Salvatore, a vampire on the hit CW show, "The Vampire Diaries."
Alexander Skarsgard stars in HBO's "True Blood" as Viking Vampire Eric.
Stephen Moyer stars as vampire Bill in HBO's "True Blood."
A photo from 1870 has surfaced which features a Nicholas Cage look alike, prompting people to believe that the actor is a time traveler...or a vampire.
Colin Farrell played vampire Jerry Danridge in the 2011 remake of "Fright Night."
Robert Pattinson plays vampire Edward Cullen in the successful "Twilight" franchise.
Kellan Lutz plays Emmett Cullen, a vampire in the "Twilight" franchise.
Jackson Rathbone plays Jasper Hale, a vampire in the Cullen family in the "Twilight" franchise.