The New York Times reports on the upcoming film "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter":
"Mary Todd Lincoln, in shimmering evening wear, calls to her husband. They are late. A gaunt, black-clad president strides to join her in a horse-drawn carriage bound for Ford’s Theater. The rest is history. But not the usual kind. As the Lincolns depart, a vampire stares from his perch on the South Portico of the White House."The author of the novel upon which the film is based also sort of cast the movie, in the context of current events, as sort of a Bin Laden metaphor:
"Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the pop-novel mash-up on which the movie is based, said he was beginning to suspect that his “Vampire Hunter” conceit tapped something deeper than originally planned. Speaking by telephone last week, he said he couldn’t help thinking of Lincoln and vampires on seeing President Obama with “his chest pumped up” after the killing of Osama bin Laden."Have vampires stopped being the super-sparkly objects of affection for the masses? Are they now becoming al-Qaeda stand-ins? Is this progress for our favorite supernatural creatures?
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is coming out next June...in 3-D, of course.