Seth Grahme-Smith made somewhat of a name for himself with his debut novel 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' in 2009 after releasing a couple of smaller non-fiction books before that. His followup 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' is what really blew up his spot the next year and even ended up on the big screen with an adaptation written by the author himself. His first novel has been in development hell since shortly after it was released by finally started making actual moves in 2014 and now we have our first trailer for this long-gestating adaptation.
This trailer is perfect for the movie it is pulled from. The trailer starts off as a pretty standard period piece full of classism and corsets, but then takes a turn into goofy territory and it's fantastic. With plenty of ass-kicking and action, this is shaping up to be a good time come February 5th of next year as long as audiences walk in to their respective theaters with the right expectations.
This adaptation was written and directed by Burr Steers (great name!) who is known best for 'Igby Goes Down', 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days', and '17 Again' which is a list notably missing anything in the action genre. With his rising star, Grahme-Smith appears to have been a little busy to pen this adaptation but hopefully Steers was up to the task. With a cast including Lily James, Lena Heady, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Charles Dance and Aisling Loftus, Steers has some experienced and up-and-coming talent to work with here including some folks who are new to the action genre.
Be on the look out for a fun romp come this February that will surely make a few dollars and may even earn a razzie or two. What does everyone think? Was 'Vampire Hunter' a fun enough time to drum up excitement for this movie or is it too little too late? Sound off!