Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" New E! Video



"And I'm learning a lot from her," Walker.
"What are you learning," Johannson?

Find out what, here. (then cancel)

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Benjamin Walker and Mamie Gummer at Met Gala

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Benjamin Walker is Brick in Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Rob Ashford and starring Scarlett Johannson, Ciaran Hinds, Debra Monk and Walker. Cat opens in Previews on December 18th and then premieres for a 15 week run.

Mamie Gummer is Emily Owens in the CW Network's Emily Owens, MD.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Benjamin Walker Credits on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Official Site

Benjamin Walker as Brick in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof official website.  The revival of the 1955 play stars Scarlett Johannson as Maggie, Ciaran Hinds, Debra Monk and Walker.  Previews at the Richard Rogers Theater's limited run begin December 18, 2012. 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Rob Ashford.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cat Cast Starring Scarlett Johansson Full

Broadway.com reports casting for the full dramatis personae for Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Rob Ashford and starring Johansson, Ciaran Hinds, Benjamin Walker and Debra Monk. The reviral and evergreen work paws the gothic Southern family tradition, tracing tenets from both Aristotle's Poetics and ESPN's "Sports Saturday."

Tennessee Williams is totally fresh and traditional, paws and claws.

Emily Bergl and Michael Parks join cast.
 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Benjamin Walker Conversation with Peter Travers on ABC

Benjamin Walker's conversation with the legendary critic for Rolling Stone, Peter Travers, covers art, axes, comedy and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).  Link to the YouTube video here.

Videos and Interviews from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter DVD

Blu-Ray and DVD of 20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter directed by Timur Bekmambetov U.S. release is October 23rd:










Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Interview with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Actors Walker and Mackie

Actors Benjamin Walker & Anthony Mackie recount their experience screening Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) for the officers and crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln:

 
Actors Benjamin Walker & Anthony Mackie
 
The 20th Century Fox Blu-Ray and DVD release of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley is scheduled in the U.S. for October 23rd, 2012.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Benjamin Walker Interview: History and Artifice

FXM "In Character" courtesy of Hulu interview with Benjamin Walker on the historical rigor of playing President Lincoln in 20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012):

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Benjamin Walker Encourages Actor

Benjamin Walker, actor and co-star of his own life, spent the day enjoying and encouraging his spouse as she promoted her new television show. 

Walker's spouse, Mamie Gummer, is the star of a new television show, Emily Owens, M.D., which premieres tonight on the CW network at 9:00.  Mamie Gummer plays Emily Owens in the new dramady.

Most recent videos from AP, CW and others (English and French).  Emily Owens is a medical intern who is beginning her medical career.

USA Today features Emily Owens, M.D.   Mamie Gummer talks Emily Owens, M.D. on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Interview with Frazier Moore on Emily Owens, M.D.  Robert Lloyd in the LA Times.



Saturday, October 13, 2012

Videos with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Creators

Tim Burton, Benjamin Walker, Erin Wassen, Timur Bekmambetov, Anthony Mackie, Seth Graham-Smith and a cast of thousands.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter reappears in the US on October 23rd on DVD and Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Benjamin Walker and the Missing Steps

It happens to everybody in performing arts.

Once in a while some of the good stuff winds up on the cutting room floor.  See scenes of the dance and dancers from Benjamin Walker's first song in Dust to Dreams from the opening of the Smith Center that were cut from the final PBS production.

Benjamin Walker's newest movie, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) is available on dvd and Blu-Ray on October 23rd.  With Scarlett Johansson, Ciaran Hinds, and Debra Monk, Walker portrays Brick in the revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof  directed by Rob Ashford, beginning in previews this December 19th at Broadway's Richard Rogers Theater.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Benjamin Walker Attends Premiere (2012)

New York Film Festival opener was Ang Lee's Life of Pi (photo of Benjamin) in distribution by 20th Century Fox,

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Theater: "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" Tickets On Sale

BroadwayWorld.com reports that "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" tickets "will go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, October 6 at Ticketmaster or at 877-250-2929. Group sales are on sale now and available by calling 212-840-3890."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams previews at the Richard Rogers Theater, 226 West 46 Street NYC, on December 18, 2012.  Starring Scarlett Johansson, Benjamin Walker, Cirian Hinds, and Debra Monk, the play is directed by Rob Ashford and produced by Stuart Thompson.  The play is scheduled for a 14-week run.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Benjamin Walker Sings and Loops at Find the Funny

Benjamin Walker, star of the 20th Century FOX instant classic movie Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, loops and sings at a recent Find the Funny at Joe's Pub in NYC.  ALERT **Vulgar Expletive Bomb** when the loop misfires, otherwise this clip is quite remarkable as Benjamin performs as he lays down the tracks, harmonizes with himself and remembers the rhythm, lead and lyrics, in an all live performance!


Find the Funny reappears at 9:30 PM Tuesday October 2nd at Joe's Pub.



 




Friday, September 28, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Alligators & Abraham Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012)

Vampires were not the only creepy things on the set of the 20th Century Fox movie.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley is based on the novel by Seth Graham-Smith.  Starring Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, the film stars and features Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, Marton Csonkas, Robin Leavy, Alan Tudyk, and Alex Lombard.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is now in world-wide release.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Benjamin Walker Broadway's Brick

Broadway.com announced today, along with the NYT, BroadwayWorld.com, the Hollywood Reporter, Playbill and others the revival of the award-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) by Tennessee Williams.  The cast includes: Scarlett Johannson, Ciaran Hynds, Debra Monk and Benjamin Walker, directed by Rob Ashford.  Previews of Cat at the Richard Rodgers Theatre begin on Dec. 18 with the opening on Jan. 17th.

Theater Mania, Daily News

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

From Dust to Dreams on PBS September 21st featuring Benjamin Walker, a cast of thousands, et al.

 
Cheyenne Jackson, Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Osnes, Montego Glover and Benjamin Walker perform "Our Time" from Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along (1981).  This performance is from the gala grand opening performance of the Smith Performing Arts Center in Las Vegas in March, 2012.  A filmed version of that show rolls on PBS as "From Dust to Dreams" on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST.                                                                                                                                             
 
 
 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Dust to Dreams Comes to PBS in September

The gala opening of the Smith Performing Arts Center in Las Vegas on March 10th is now a filmed presentation set to air on PBS September 21.  Benjamin Walker, star of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter from 20th Century Fox, sings and dances in a Broadway revue for the gala.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Walker, Winstead & Simpson Interviews

Celebrity Everything interviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jimmi Simpson on the vagaries of 19th century American life and politics.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a film reimaging the biography of the 16th American president in an alternate history that contains a vampire nation.  Orphaned of his mother early in life, Lincoln vows to empty the new world of the undead.  Mentored by Henry Sturgess, played by British actor Dominic Cooper, Lincoln employs a silver-edged axe to wreak mayhem and blood on his blood-sucking enemies.

Adam and Valoma, played by accomplished actor Rufus Sewell and supermodel and new-comer actor Erin Wassen, are king and princess of the vampire nation.

Lincoln's compatriots, Will Johnson and Joshua Speed, played by actors Anthony Mackie and Jimmi Simpson, support his quest to end vampires culminating in a tremendous war aboard a burning train bound for the Gettysburg battlefield.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was written by Seth Graham-Smith, directed by the visionary Timur Bekmanbetov and produced by Jim Lemley and Tim Burton.  The film is in world-wide distribution by 20th Century Fox.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, No Joke

Hugh Humphries interview with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's star Benjamin Walker and author Seth Graham-Smith in the Australian Austereo Network.

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Interview with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Stars Walker & Mackie

AOL video with Allie Merriam and actors Benjamin Walker and Anthony Mackie who play Abraham Lincoln and William Johnson in the 20th Century Fox neo-classic Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.











Thursday, August 23, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Behind the Scenes Footage and Outtakes

Dread Central's broadcast of four reels of behind the scenes footage featuring Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's producers, director and actors Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Marton Csokas, Erin Wassen, and a cast of thousands.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Movie's Visual Effects

Director Timur Bekmambetov's imaginative and original visual world in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was created by a troupe of graphic artists who allowed actors Benjamin Walker and Anthony Mackie to perform a fight sequence on top of a speeding train which is on top of a burning bridge.

How did that work?

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is the 20th Century Fox reimaging of the biography of the 16th U.S. President in a fictive world where his mother was killed by a vampire.  Played by the rising star Benjamin Walker, the President vows to rid America of vampires.  The film is produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.

Rufus Sewell plays the Lord of the Vampires, Lincoln's great antagonist in the film.

The hallmark of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is the great use of fantastic action sequences.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker's Axe

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's star Benjamin Walker's quest is to rid the Americas of vampires. 

His weapon is his axe.  Fight coordinator Don Lee, stuntman Justin Eaton and other martial artists trained Walker to handle the axe like a martial arts tool for the movie.

Walker's interview with Erin McCarthy recounts his martial arts training with the axe in preparation for the film.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Benjamin Walker of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter in Seoul

Benjamin Walker, Timur Bekmambetov and Mary Elizabeth Winstead attend the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seoul premiere at Yeongdeungpo CGV on August 16, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

Link to Zimbio photo album.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Graham-Smith, is the best-selling novel, adapted to the cinema by Graham-Smith, of the secret war of the U.S. 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.  Bereft of his mother by a vampire attack, the young Lincoln vows to avenge the loss and to eradicate vampires forever.  This fictional history unfolds as Lincoln grows to manhood and as his political career leads him to the presidency.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is directed by cinematic genius Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and is produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.

The movie stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Jimmi Simpson, Alan Tudyk, Marton Csokas, Robin McLeavy, and Alex Lombard.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Cast in Seoul

Cast members Benjamin Walker and Mary Elizabeth Winstead with Director Timur Bekmambetov meet press corps in Seoul S. Korea.  Photographs.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Robin McLeavy, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, Alan Tudyk, Alex Lombard, and Martin Csokas.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, and produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov. The film is in world-wide distribution by 20th Century Fox.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NZ Press for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Dominic Corry in the New Zealand Herald on Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

More Benjamin Walker Photos

Actor Benjamin Walker's latest film project, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, casts Walker in the role of the 16th US president.  As President Lincoln, the actor wears prosthetic material to change the shape of the actor's face.

What does Benjamin Walker actually look like?  See photos here.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a 20th Century Fox thriller that reimagines the president as an action hero.  Starring Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, the cast includes Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Rufus Sewell, Erin Wassen, Alan Tudyk, Marton Csokas, Alex Lombard, and Robin McLeavy as the president's mother.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), the film is produced by directors Tim Burton and Jim Lemley and is currently in world wide distribution through 20th Century Fox.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Timur Bekmambetov Interview

Moscow Times Newspapers' interview with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's director, Timur Bekmambetov.  Nellee Holmes asks Mr. B about his work on ALVH, and how his nationality impacts his view of the 16th American President.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter from 20th Century Fox stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Robin McLeavy, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, Alan Tudyk, Alex Lombard, and Martin Csokas.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, and produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov.  The film is in world-wide distribution by 20th Century Fox.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Interview with Benjamin Walker from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Katie Rich's interview in Cinema Blend with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Abe, Benjamin Walker.

Interview with Anthony Mackie.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Different Review of "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter"

This link goes to Stacy Johnson's review of the historically revisionist "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" and it shares a new view of the 20th Century Fox film starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Robin McLeavy, Rufus Sewall, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassin, Alan Tudyk and Marton Csokas.

Rick Marshall's review.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the film is produced by Executive Producers Jim Lemley and Tim Burton.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Benjamin Walker in "From Dust to Dreams" on PBS

Preview on BWW site.
"From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at The Smith Center for The Performing Arts" in Las Vegas, set to air on PBS on Friday September 21st at 9:00 PM EST.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Screened at Festival

Eric Lyman's Hollywood Reporter article reports Benjamin Walker and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter plaudits at film festival.

Special prize.

Benjamin Walker and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Cast Screen Film

Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper appeared at the Global Film and Music Festival in Ischia, Italy to screen Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, according to Variety.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter opens in its Italian release on July 20th.  It opens in Australia on August 2nd.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter a Dizzy Whirl of Stylized Mayhem

LA Times article reaches back to last summer's film production to understand the bloody balletic mayhem of Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).

Gina McIntyre describes the process of making the secret life of the 16th president into the coolest, sharpest horror flick of 2012.

Monday, June 25, 2012

UK Press Anticipates Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

This link includes Amelia Proud's article from the Daily Mail on the 20th Century Fox histo-thriller mashup narrative from the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter parallel universe.  This is where the 16th president is the 19th century's top hunter and exterminator of the undead, driving many vampires back to other parts of the world, explaining why vampires persist as the signal public health menace there today.

Proud's article includes the July GQ Magazine photo of Benjamin Walker, the 20-something star who's understated and literate portrayal of Lincoln anchors the movie in our own universe.

Orphaned of his ma by a vampire, Abraham Lincoln learns to dread, then to loath and finally to virulently hate vampires.  His growth and maturation, his marriage and political career are all seen through the lens of this determination to personally eradicate the Undead from nineteenth century America.

At 6'3", Walker's portrayal of Lincoln towers above his character's own initial fear of vampires and empowers his nocturnal hunting.  Armed with the gleaming silver axe and the educated aggression of his mentor, Henry Sturgess, played by Dominic Cooper, Lincoln's prowess grows until his deliberate and relentless blade cuts to the pulse of the vampire nation . . . .

Directed by the visual genius, Timur Bekmambetov, and produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, features a visually explosive and reimaginative narration of Lincoln's bio.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review in Variety of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Justin Chang's review of the 20th Century Fox 3D summer epic biopic-thriller, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).

Roger Ebert's take on the movie.


Benjamin Walker Interview in TIME Magazine

Lily Rothman's article and insightful interview with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker.

Benjamin Walker Mentioned for Co-Lead in Legendary's "The Great Wall"

Variety.

Historical Fantasy in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Gina McIntire's excellent description of the grounding of fantasy used to tell the story of the 16th President as an action hero in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 3D, directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmanbetov, stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Erin Wasson, Jimmi Simpson, Alan Tudyk, Alex Lombard, Robin McLeavy  and Rufus Sewell, as Adam Sovereign of the vampire nation.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter opens in the US on June 22, 2012.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Benjamin Walker & David Letterman on The Late Show

Article in Broadway.com recounting Benjamin Walker's performance with David Letterman on last night's show (6-19-12).  Catch the video of Benjamin's segment.

Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln opens on June 22nd in the 20th Century Fox 3D biopic thriller with vampires, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, directed by Timur Bekmambetov with executive production by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov. 

The 16th president, as it turns out, was one of America's foremost nineteenth century vampire hunters.  Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 3D corrects the historical oversight that omits Lincoln's exploits in warring on the undead.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Star Benjamin Walker in USA Today Video

Brian Truitt's article with video on Benjamin Walker and making the jump from reality to a re-imagining of reality in the world of vampires and politics.

Charles Beacham's article in NY Daily News about the restoration of vampire villainy after living through the Twilight glitterati vampires.

Max Evry's interview with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's star Benjamin Walker in NextMovie.com.

ComingSoon -- Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn   Video where the actor Benjamin Walker answers 6 questions about his portrayal of the 16th President.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln

The week before Premiere for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) was a huge global press tour that ended aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea.


                                           video from detodotv.com

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Jim Lemley, Tim Burton and Bekmanbetov reimagines the career and politics through the lens of a secret life revealing Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter.  ALVH stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Alex Lombard, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, and Rufus Sewell.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is scheduled for wide release through 20th Century Fox on June 22nd and is available in 2D and 3D.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Premiere Night

was June 18th, 2012 at AMC's Lincoln Square Theater in New York City.   Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov (more premiere photos here).

Showbiz 411 video chronicles the movie's Militas Screening Week as premiere week loomed ahead:






Monday, June 18, 2012

Press Conference for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 6-18-2012


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Premiere press conference featuring Seth Graham-Smith, Tim Burton, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Timur Bekmambetov, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Jim Lemley, Anthony Mackie - Part 1


Part 2

Linkin Park Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Music Video

Wall Street Journal chronicles Linkin Park music video from the 3D Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter in release June 22, 2012.

A reimagining of the bio of the 16th American President, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, and Rufus Sewell. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Day Watch) and produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, the script is adapted from the best-selling novel by its author, Seth Graham-Smith.


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter premiers in 3D on June 22, 2012.

Benjamin Walker Does "Down Under Press" for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Besides spending time last week screening Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter for the sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln and at two undisclosed locations, Benjamin Walker, Timur Bekmambetov, Erin Wassen and Seth Graham-Smith spent time with the Australian and New Zealand press in Sydney.  Anthony Mackie caught up with the group in Bahrain for the mind-blowing jump and landing onto the aircraft carrier.

Walker appeared as Abraham Lincoln, so others who make the reimagining possible traveled as well.


Benjamin Walker transformed into the cinematic Lincoln under the artful design of
prosthetics and makeup by Greg Cannom with Will Huff.

Check out Dominic Correy's article and reaction to his first-glance take on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  Spoiler hint:  Liam Neeson is mentioned.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter opens in 3D wide release from 20th Century Fox on June 22nd.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Finds Vampires on the Gettysburg Express in New Trailer

New EW video clip of actors Benjamin Walker, as Abraham Lincoln, and Anthony Mackie, as Lincoln's closest friend Will Johnson, who thwart the train attack by vampires in the 20th Century Fox feature Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).

The movie, which opens in the U.S. on June 22nd, is a fictional reimagining of the events of the life of the 16th president who vows to avenge the death of his mother by a vampire.  He soon realizes that it's difficult to avenge yourself on just one vampire. 

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln with Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wassen, Robin McLeavy and Rufus Sewell as Adam, Sovereign of the vampire nation.


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Production and Publicity Photos


photo from @Bekmambetov
photo credit: Timur Bekmambetov at https://twitter.com/#!/Bekmambetov #ALVH-BehindTheScenes 

Benjamin Walker signs Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter posters and books aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln June 2012.
photo credit: https://twitter.com/#!/Bekmambetov#ALVH-BehindTheScenes 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Star Benjamin Walker on Letterman Show

Benjamin Walker, who is Abraham Lincoln in the 20th Century Fox 3D movie, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012), is scheduled to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday June 19, 2012. See Letterman's schedule of guests.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Movie Crosses Over to Video Gaming

The 20th Century Fox movie, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012), directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov has crossed over into the video game landscape. 

More ALVH in its video game incarnation here, also.

The movie, which opens in the U.S. on June 22nd, is a dark reimagining of the events of the life of the 16th president and knits itself into the action-adventure gaming landscape.  Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln with Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wassen, and Rufus Sewell as Adam, Sovereign of the vampire nation.

Anthony Mackie stars as William Johnson, the boyhood friend of the president, who joins Lincoln in his life-long quest to thwart vampire domination of nineteenth century America.  Mackie's character undergoes the same aging transformation that Lincoln undergoes, both characters changing from young men to middle-aged adults to mature men.

Transcendent effects, costumes and sets are crowned by the prosthetic aging of Walker's Lincoln by Greg Cannom and Will Huff among a host of makeup, effects techs and stylists (see the IMDB list here.)

Who wouldn't want in their video game landscape such a richly phastasmagorical beauty as Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter provides?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker Down Under

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's rising star, Benjamin Walker, found Australia to be interesting and friendly when he visited 'down under' this week in support of the soon-to-be-released 20th Century Fox film. 

photos from @findthewalker on Twitter


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter opens everywhere soon (in about two weeks soon).  For opening dates in your part of the world click here.

Produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) is the reimaging of the life and work of the 16th American president, Abraham Lincoln.  Adapted from the best-selling novel by Seth Graham-Smith by Graham-Smith himself, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter comes to vivid life under the direction of Timur Bekmambetov. 

For the telling of the whole production team, director and cast click here.

The talented Australian actress Robin McLeavy (TV series "Hell on Wheels," The Loved Ones) is cast as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the president's mother.




Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Star in Rolling Stone

Gavin Edwards' piece and foto of Benjamin Walker in Rolling Stone Magazine (p.50).

Benjamin Walker stars as Lincoln in a orbital look at the secret career of the 16th president in his life-long tilt toward a vampire-free America in the Timur Bekmambetov directed, Tim Burton produced Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, Alan Tudyk, and Rufus Sewell as Adam, sovereign of the vampire nation.  Trailer here.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) is released June 22nd, 2012.



Monday, June 04, 2012

Behind Scenes Book Looks at Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012)

Director Timur Bekmambetov's Bazelevs' Productions and Aspen Comics announce publication of a never-before-seen look at the "behind the scenes" world of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).

Set for June 2012 publication release in support of the 20th Century Fox 3D movie, the book serves as a stand-alone look at The Art of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  The brain child of Bazelevs' designer and publications artist, Indar Dzhendubaev, the book includes conceptual art and story boards used to design the sequence and the look of some of the film's prominent scenes.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was written by and became an instantly best-selling novel by Seth Graham-Smith.  The author also adapted the screenplay from the novel.

Starring Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, the movie is in wide U.S. release on June 22, 2012.

Twin TV Trailers for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012)

Two new trailers for television audiences are released for the new 20th Century Fox 3D thriller, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012).


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Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln,  Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, and Rufus Sewell.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is in wide release in the U.S. on June 22, 2012

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Featured on Fandango

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) the biopic of the life of the 16th president based on the best-seller by Seth Graham-Smith is featured in Fandango's coming attractions.

Scheduled for release on 3D June 22nd, the horror thriller mashup stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and features Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Jimmi Simpson, Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson, and Rufus Sewell.

See the official trailer here.

Lensed under the direction of the Russian-American genius, Timur Bekmambetov, the film is produced by the triumvirate of cinematic titans: Tim Burton (Edward Sissorhands, The Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows), James "Jim" Lemley (Tristan and Isolde, Red Eye, 9) and Bekmambetov (Day Watch, Wanted, The Current War).

Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers, Coach), the classically-trained lead actor in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter graduated from at the famed Interlochen Arts Center and the Julliard School in the United States.  No stranger to "period" drama, Walker's Broadway appearances include "Inherit the Wind," "Les Dangereous Liaisions" and a breakout starring turn as the president Andrew Jackson in the emo-rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." 



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) and the Happenstance Vampires

Benjamin Walker the young ascendent American actor discusses his portrayal of the 16th President in 20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012). 



Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Walker as the 16th President, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, Erin Wassen, and Rufus Sewell.  Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Day Watch) and produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, the script is adapted from the best-selling novel by its author, Seth Graham-Smith.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter premiers in 3D on June 22, 2012.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Benjamin Walker & 20th Century VW in HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Benjamin Walker photos from post in "All Over Albany" blog showing the quotidian 'goings on' on set of Frear's HBO Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2012).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Tim Burton Produces Graphics Winner

MTV's News Team reports that Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's executive producer, Tim Burton, has chosen a winner in the movie's artist contest for a graphic work featuring the movie.  Shannon Brooks chose a composition featuring the 16th president.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is an potent political and historical mashup of nineteenth century American lore with the  history of vampire politics over the last two millennia.  Actors Benjamin Walker, as Lincoln, and Rufus Sewell, as Adam  of the vampire nation, struggle in an epic war for the pulse of 19th century America.

Only one being can win.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter opens in wide release through 20th Century Fox in 3D on June 22, 2012. Get the whole cast and crew of the movie here.

Other articles about the contest.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012): Honest Abe Meets USS Abe

"Market Watch" Wall Street Journal's feature covers the advance screening of 20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) for officers and crew of USS Abraham Lincoln.

More articles covering this screening.

Actor Benjamin Walker, who plays Abraham Lincoln, was named an "honorary Marine" for his 2006 portrayal of Harlon Block in the WW2 screener, Flags of Our Fathers.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) New Ironies in New Trailer

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) based on Seth Graham-Smith best-selling novel is a fiercely original reimagining of the bio of the 16th President as a 19th century vampire hunter.  Told in a narrative that gives the irony and rhetoric of history new fictional resonance; the movie stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Daywatch, Nightwatch), Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov, and stars Alan Tudyk , Jimmi Simpson, and Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturgess with Rufus Sewell as the Adamic vampire king. 




Video source ComingSoon.net, copyright the 20th Century Fox Company 2012. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's release date is June 22, 2012.

Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter Shows Traditional "Look"

Stuart Oldham's article in Variety magazine.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is  20th Century Fox's cinematic mashup presentation of the 16th president's private war on the nation of vampires.  It stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Alan Tudyk, and Rufus Sewell.  Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the 3D movie is produced by Tim Burton, Jim Lemley and Bekmambetov. 

Based on the best-selling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novel by Seth Graham-Smith, the text was adapted for the screen by Smith and by Simon Kinberg.  Release date is June 22, 2012.

Photo of Benjamin Walker as Honest Abe with his traditional axe.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker Breakout Star of 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker is a breakout hero in Brett Lang's Reuters article in the Baltimore Sun.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is the reimaging of the 16th president's secret obsession to rid the United States of the undead.  Benjamin Walker's Abraham Lincoln is not only the political icon known in American history, but in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter he is a superhero, protecting and freeing others from the oppression of blood-sucking vampires.

Look for Abraham Lincoln in theatres in 3D on June 22, 2012.

New Scenes Trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012)

20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) stars Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winsted, Rufus Sewell, and Dominic Cooper.  Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the movie is produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.  Release date is June 22, 2012.

This new trailer contains many new scenes, but is the red band trailer or age-restricted trailer; viewers younger than 17 are restricted from viewing.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Previewed on US Navy Namesake


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) the summer 20th Century Fox 3D tentpole thriller horror biopic mashup movie extravaganza starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winsted, and Rufus Sewell - direction by Timur Bekmambetov and production by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley - will advance screen on its US Navy namesake, the USS Abraham Lincoln.  The US ship is currently deployed in the middle east.


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Michael Cieply's article in the New York Times describes the advance screening for sailors and marines aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker Is EW's One to Watch

Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger/Anthony Breznican pick five actors who are 2012's Actors to Watch.

Benjamin Walker stars in 20th Century Fox's summer thriller-horror-bio-mashup Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) which reimagines the secret world of the 16th President of the United States. Release date is June 22, 2012 for the 3D story of Lincoln's private war on the undead.

Is the script strictly historically accurate?

Don't axe.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Video Shoot for HBO's "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight"

HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight starring Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and Benjamin Walker and produced by Scott Ferguson and directed by Stephen Frears shoots in the ersatz Georgetown of Schenectady in a piece for FoxNews 23 by Julie Tremmel.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Shoots in New Orleans

Mike Scott's article from the New Orleans' Times Picayune chronicles the Summer Movie Lineup filmed in New Orleans, including 20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter starring Benjamin Walker. Get the article here.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Director Timur Bekmambetov talks Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Film-maker talks Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Benjamin Walker, and international film making.  Bekmanbetov set to receive International Filmmaker of the Year Award at  Las Vegas CinemaCon.

Ethan Alter's article here.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" Review (2012)

So you haven't read the book, recently rebranded with the 20th Century Fox poster art for the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter movie?

Copr. Seth Graham-Smith 2010
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Book Group
Image copr. Hachette Book Group
ISBN:9780446563086








Read a review of the book.

Director Timur Bekmambetov on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Total Film interview, here.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Benjamin Walker Adjusts from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to his own Standup Comedy Show

Rebecca Milzoff of Vulture.com queries the comedic thespian, Benjamin Walker, in a wide-ranging interview that covers everything from presidential characterizations in drama and cinema to martial arts.

Here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Find the Funny Comedy Show April 3rd, 2012 at Joe's Pub NYC

The next "Find the Funny" Comedy show created and hosted by Benjamin Walker, star of the new 20th Century Fox Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, is scheduled for 4/3/2012 at Joe's Pub, the cabaret space at NYC's Public Theatre.

The show, produced by BenRo Service and by InSpire Entertainment, features the best standup comedians in NYC and fabulous music by featured performers. April's lineup includes . . .

Benjamin Walker and friends perform with Justin Levine and the Bloody Bloody Band.

Get it at Joe's Pub on the first Tuesday each month.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Interview with Timur Bekmambetov and Benjamin Walker

Tim Wassberg on "Inside Reel" interviews the director and star of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

The cinematic reimaging of the 16th president is adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter novel by Seth Graham-Smith and will be released by 20th Century Fox on June 22, 2012.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker & Timur Bekmambetov FearNet Interview (2012)

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, 20th Century Fox's reimagining of the life and occupation of the 16th President of the United States, is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Jim Lemley and Tim Burton, and stars Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln (complete cast and crew). Release date is June 22, 2012.

The script is adapted from the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Graham-Smith.

Joe McCabe for FearNet.com interviews Bekmambetov and Walker at WonderCon.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Live Chat with Rufus Sewell, Seth Graham Smith, Timur Bekmambetov, and Benjamin Walker

The novelist, the antagonist, the protagonist, and the director of 20th Century Fox's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter(2012) up for release June 22, 2012, chat.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is an historical reimagining of the bio of the 16th president, played by rising star Benjamin Walker, whose action is diabolically opposed by the mysteriously dark Adam, Grand Lord of Vampires, played by Rufus Sewell.

A killer cast is directed by Timur Bekmambetov from a story written in the blood of revisionist history by literary novelist/producer/raconteur Seth Graham-Smith, with the executive production of Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.

The cinematic 3D film whorls you into the action, next to the creatures of the night as you feel their horrific breath on your throat and feel them fill their lungs, close their eyes, and present their fangs to drain your fainting pulse.

The film reportedly comes with complementary 3D eyeglasses and a polypropline cover to prevent blood spatters into audience popcorn. It's possible that this is an exaggeration, however.

See some video chat below.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Interview with Actor Benjamin Walker

Benjamin Walker interview features the 20th Century Fox June 22, 2012, release, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

Collider.com interview by Steve Weintraub.

Benjamin Walker Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) in WSJ "Speakeasy" Interview

Benjamin Walker discusses role in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter at WonderCon in an interview with Dennis Nishi in the Wall Street Journal's "Speakeasy" blog.

Dave Trumbore in Collider at Wondercon.

Hollywood Reporter.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Benjamin Walker in Las Vegas

New Zimbio album posts fotos of Benjamin Walker in the Gala Opening of the new Las Vegas Smith Center.

Here.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Artifacts of Abraham Lincoln with Benjamin Walker, star of the 20th Century Fox movie "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter"

Benjamin Walker star of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter tours a vault full of the 16th president's personal belongings and putative artifacts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Featurette

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) producers Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, Production Design Francois Audovy, and Director Timur Bekmambetov narrate the action of Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and Rufus Sewell in this featurette for the thriller/horror movie.

"And I Saw . . ."Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Trailer

New trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, the 20th Century Fox horror/thriller movie set for release on June 22, 2012 features rising star Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Benjamin Walker's Abraham Lincoln at his Springfield Museum

Video from CBS This Morning all about the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter movie and its rising star, actor Benjamin Walker.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Trouble in Paradise . . . .

"O fairest flower no sooner blown but blasted . . .
Summer's chief honor if thou hadst outlasted
Bleak winter's force . . . thought to kiss
But kill'd alas, and then bewail'd his fatal bliss."
"On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough"
John Milton 1628

Legendary Pictures announces that John Milton (and the rest of us) will wait longer to see Paradise Lost in cinema.

Budgetary problems scuttle epic.

Variety.

Friday, January 20, 2012

MTV Names Benjamin Walker "Actor to Watch in 2012"

Click here for interview and article featuring the star of the 20th Century Fox movie "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter."