Tag: Seth Grahame-Smith
Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies kicked off the brief micro-fad of mashing up classic or historical fiction with pulpy horror elements. While the feature film adaptation of that particular novel quietly decomposes in a cellar at Lionsgate Studios, audiences will have to make do with Grahame-Smith’s rather more marketable follow-up, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which posits that the US President, not content with freeing the slaves, fighting a civil war and running a country, was also an axe-wielding scourge of the undead.
Seth Grahame-Smith is the mash-up meister behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the surprise bestseller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Gleefully inane, the latter is undoubtedly a forerunner for ‘daftest idea ever’, making it ideal source material for a big budget Hollywood action movie. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted) from a script by Grahame-Smith, produced by Tim Burton, and starring Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers) as an axe-swinging, demon-hunting Honest Abe, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter the movie at the very least has forthrightness in its favour: Lincoln, as the film’s troubled protagonist, does indeed slay befanged paranormal nasties.