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Old 04-11-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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This sounds beyond ridiculous and yet very funny, I just might have to see it!


Seth Grahame-Smith's surprise hit from Quirk Books, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, may have been launched as something of a lark, but that hasn't stopped its author from landing a major deal. Publisher's Weekly reports that Grand Central Press editor Ben Greenberg has just inked a two-book deal with Grahame-Smith for a rumored $575,000; Grahame-Smith's first book for GCP, which currently has no pub date, will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Grahame-Smith has, up until this point, written tongue-in-cheek pop culture titles for Quirk such as The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies and How to Survive a Horror Movie. But after the unexpected success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies--which came on assignment from Quirk's editorial director, Jason Rekulak--he has been lifted into another literary stratosphere. (Quirk currently has more than120,000 copies in print of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, after publishing the book on April 1.)

The proposal for Grahame-Smith's new book sold at auction Wednesday and the story is a loose sketch of Lincoln's life with one twist--honest Abe is the world's most skilled vampire hunter. Claudia Ballard at William Morris handled the deal, which was for North American rights. We also hear a film proposal has already started circulating and that William Morris is also handling film rights.

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Have you ever heard of Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter?

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Have you ever heard of Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter?

http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Christ-V...9448760&sr=1-2
I have heard of it, but I prefer Lincoln as the Hunter

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I have heard of it, but I don't like the idea of one made up creature hunting vampires. I prefer Lincoln as the Hunter
Not a fan of Dracula then I guess? I mean Van Hellsing is not exactly real either.
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JCVH is actually good. For a b-movie with a low-budget and random musical scene and a lesbian-approving Jesus that kicks vamp ass with his trusty side-kick.
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movie title makes it seem like it may be directed by Uwe Boll!
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Not a fan od Dracula then I guess? I mean Van Hellsing is not exactly real either.
Sure he I believe in Vampires.

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Sure he I believe in Vampires.

SO. You dont like ficticious characters hunting ficticious charaters...dats whut yer tryin to say
Because Calamari Marionette Ph.D sounded pompous, that's why.

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SO. You dont like ficticious characters hunting ficticious charaters...dats whut yer tryin to say
But vampires are real..............
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Arrow Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Hey,

Yes the title is based on This. Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov are teaming up to produce the adaptation. Both men also responsible for 9.

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Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, who together produced the animated film 9, are teaming up again to produce what could be a far more outrageous project: theyíll shepherd an adaption of the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Screen Daily reports the deal, but doesnít have much additional detail. Grahame-Smith will adapt the screenplay from his own novel. Interesting choice, as when an author adapts his own work for the screen thereís always a chance that he wonít be able to get any distance from the material. That can make paring down the text a problematic enterprise. Then again, who better to get inside the material than the creator?

Will either Burton or Bekmambetov direct? Unlikely; expect to hear news on a hire in the coming months.

Hereís the Publisherís Weekly blurb recapping the book:

Seth Grahame-Smith inserts a grandiose and gratuitous struggle with vampires into Abraham Lincolnís life. Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies. The authorís decision to reduce slavery to a mere contrivance of the vampires is unfortunate bordering on repellent, but at least it does distract the reader from the central question of why the president never saw fit to inform the public of the supernatural menace.

A promo trailer for the novel just hit earlier this week, and is pretty entertaining. Donít expect it looks anything like what we can expect to see from the Burton/Bekmambetov combo, but it does have sharp teeth and some 19th-century bullet time, for what itís worth.
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Awesome
I thought about reading this book but now I don't have too
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Dude the video is sick.

I hope Burton doesn't screw it up though.
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Dude the video is sick.

I hope Burton doesn't screw it up though.
That article said he probably will not direct; which is fine. He has been making too many adaptations lately. I want more originals.

That video was pretty cool. Maybe Liam Neeson will play this version of Lincoln
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That article said he probably will not direct; which is fine. He has been making too many adaptations lately. I want more originals.

That video was pretty cool. Maybe Liam Neeson will play this version of Lincoln
I know about that. But in case you didn't know producers can have more power than Directors depending on who is involved with the project.

9 had potentials but ended up okay.

Good Suggestion on Liam after all he is every where. I like that the video had John Wilkes Booth as the vampire and Lincoln just pulled a matrix on him.
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Interesting title. What's next?

- Abraham Lincoln and Eric Clapton Live at the Fillmore

- Abraham Lincoln vs. Godzilla

- Abraham Lincoln and Kumar Make a Porno

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I know about that. But in case you didn't know producers can have more power than Directors depending on who is involved with the project.

9 had potentials but ended up okay.

Good Suggestion on Liam after all he is every where. I like that the video had John Wilkes Booth as the vampire and Lincoln just pulled a matrix on him.
Good point about producers. Was it Burton that squandered 9's potential?

Liam Neeson is everywhere. I don't see why he would not do it save for if he decides to do Spielberg's Lincoln film.
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Good point about producers. Was it Burton that squandered 9's potential?

Liam Neeson is everywhere. I don't see why he would not do it save for if he decides to do Spielberg's Lincoln film.
I have to assume Burton had a hand in this. But I would support having Burton and Spielberg collaborate on this project.
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Honest Abe my ass!

I don't remember him ever telling anybody he hunted vampires, this rewrites history and is factual proof that 'Honest Abe' was a damned liar!!
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I'd laugh if they have a line where Abraham Lincoln is fighting John Wilkes Booth and Abe goes; "Booth, I am going to bend you over and shove a steak up your a**!"
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