Hot on the heels of the CBS News video featuring footage of ABRAHAM LINCOLN:VAMPIRE HUNTER with the star Benjamin Walker comes the full first official trailer for the film. The trailer has many of the same shots seen in that CBS News interview, but this time there’s a voiceover with the footage as well as a slick sounding action movie music over it as well.
Watching the trailer which I will admit looks pretty cool I cannot help but complain about the amount of slow motion being used. Especially in that final shot it’s pretty clear is only there to show off the effect of Lincoln swinging so hard that he just shatters the trunk of a tree with superhuman power. I’m hoping the final product doesn’t get bogged down by the excessive use of slow motion but given this is the first trailer I won’t go pointing fingers just yet.
The film is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s best selling book of the same name which highlights Honest Abe’s life of being the world’s greatest killer of vampires. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk and Dominic Cooper. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters on June 22, 2012.
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