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?