February 12, 2012 11:47 AM EST
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: 10 Celebrity Vampires He Should Fight
At almost 203-years-old, Abraham Lincoln is still of interest to many people, so much so that two movies about the 16th American president will hit theaters this year. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, will debut in the fall. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the less historical of the two movies, debuts on June 22, and stars Benjamin Walker as the six-foot-four 16th president.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," is based on the 2010 book by Seth Grahame-Smith. The Web site IMDB describes the movie plot as "President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers."
Seth Grahame-Smith paints an image of the Civil War as being a cover-up for the supernatural scourge that was then plaguing the United States. It's up to Abe Lincoln and his deadly ax to fight off the vampires who are sucking the United States dry.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," is set to be a 3-D movie, directed and produced by Timur Bekmambetov ("Wanted" and "Daywatch" and "Nightwatch.") Tim Burton is also signed on as a producer for the film.
To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 203rd birthday on Feb. 12, here is a slide show of television and movie vampires we would like to see him fight.