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The 16th president gets medieval in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' red-band trailer

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree,” Abraham Lincoln once said, “and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Well, in this just-released red-band trailer for the upcoming genre mash-up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the 16th president is hacking away at bloodthirsty undead creatures, not trees—but, judging from the fountains of blood on display, his axe looks mighty sharp.

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Adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling novel and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), the film chronicles Honest Abe’s battle against vampires who are supporting the Confederacy in the Civil War, a battle that has been a secret crusade for Lincoln (played by Benjamin Walker) ever since his mother was killed by a supernatural creature. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hits theaters one score and nine days from now, on June 22.

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