Rufus Sewell will star as the lead vampire in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Sewell joins Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dominic Cooper.
Based on the bestselling book by Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter "revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as the real conflict behind the Civil War."
Bekmambetov will co-produce with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.
Vampire Hunter, set to be shot in 3D starting in March and should hit theaters June 22, 2012.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Directors: Timur Bekmambetov
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith
Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, Mark Cotone, Derek Frey, Seth Grahame-Smith, John J. Kelly, Simon Kinberg, Jim Lemley, Kathleen Switzer, Michele Wolkoff
Musicians: Henry Jackman
Editors: William Hoy
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