By Josh Rottenberg
May 24, 2012 at 08:43 PM EDT
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  • Movie
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  • Action Adventure

“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.

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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  • Action Adventure
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