A few years back Seth Grahame-Smith burst onto the scene with his mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This set into motion a wave of copycats, with Quirk Books, who published Pride, creating an imprint, Quirk Classics, devoted entirely to genre mash-ups. As a result, we have been giving books that combine British romance and aquatic beasts (Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters), Russian realist fiction and robots (Android Karenina), and The Meowmorphosis, which is just so silly it doesn't deserve a set-up.
Other publishers have followed suit, namely Grand Central Publishing, not because they're prolific, but because they published the novel that serves as the inspiration for the forthcoming Tim Burton-produced ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, of which a new green band trailer has been released.
Set against the backdrop of Lincoln's Gettysburg address, the new green band trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER flirts with the violence and epic action the film promised in the red band trailer, while doing everything it can at keeping its absurd plot grounded in history. Grahame-Smith's first attempt at screenwriting failed in the form of DARK SHADOWS, but given that he adapted the screenplay for LINCOLN from his own work, I have higher hopes for this one.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER will be released June 22.
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