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.
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov
Official Synopsis: At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them.
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