Timur Bekmambetov directs Abraham Lincoln film

Timur just keeps on talking and talking some more.

This is not you’re ordinary biopic. It tells the story of Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter. But there have been so many projects under development for Timur that there is no certainty for this one as well.

The film is based on a book by Seth Grahame Smith and spins the family history of Abraham Lincoln, but casts him as a ruthless vampire killer.

“[‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’] I’m prepping to direct myself. It is not a comedy at all – it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember ‘Nightwatch,’ it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie. We are keeping the traditional look of Lincoln – the big hat and the beard. He has to be historically correct, but with a few special weapons. There is only one book, but there will be many opportunities to develop and explore this world if we get to do sequels. I hope we will start this winter. We are shooting in America.”

This is what Timur had to say about the future of Wanted 2 as well.

“We are discussing ‘Wanted 2’ every month. We are working on it now, but I think it will be after Lincoln because James (McAvoy) is working on the ‘X-Men: First Class’… It’s why I decided to develop Lincoln without a studio, to keep control. It’s a big movie, but independent too.”

The other film he is associated with is Red Asphalt. He even talks about this project as well

“I am working on that with Lionsgate. It’s a movie about drunk driving… in 3D! 3D is the only way to recreate what you feel when you drink and drive. It’s my original idea – I wrote the treatment. Everyone drinks and drives once, and I want to make a horror movie about it. It’s one big car chase. People will feel what it’s like when you’re drunk and driving, and it’s really scary. The world is not exactly the same.”

Timur loves all of his projects so there is nothing concrete really developing in his place.

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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