Bekmambetov To Direct 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'
Reported by Outsiders - 10:04 PM 2010.08.09
We announced before that Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov were attached to produce and develop Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Empire interviewed Bekmambetov, who confirmed that he's attached to direct the historical story.
"That one Iím prepping to direct myself. It is not a comedy at all Ė it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember Nightwatch, it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie."
"We are keeping the traditional look of Lincoln Ė the big hat and the beard. He has to be historically correct, but with a few special weapons. There is only one book, but there will be many opportunities to develop and explore this world if we get to do sequels. I hope we will start this winter. We are shooting in America."
Bekmambetov also discusses several other projects he is involved with:
We are discussing Wanted 2 every month. We are working on it now, but I think it will be after Lincoln because James (McAvoy) is working on the X-Men: First ClassÖ Itís why I decided to develop Lincoln without a studio, to keep control. Itís a big movie but independent too.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Yes, it is happening. We are in development with a writer and Ridley Scottís people. Itís early in development. I would like to direct myself Ė itís a great tale that I love from my childhood. It will be a modernised version of the famous book.