Unlike our own Kate Erbland, I don’t loathe Seth Grahame-Smith‘s writing with every fiber of my body. In fact, I quite like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a book that’s less tongue-in-cheek than you’d expect. Tonally, it’s challenging material. And based on this first trailer for the book’s cinematic adaptation, it’s slightly difficult to tell which way the film’s going to go. This could either be another Van Helsing or (probably) something we haven’t quite seen before. If one thing’s for sure, director Timur Bekmambetov has nailed the atmosphere of the book. The director’s got a great eye, so it’s no surprise this trailer has visual ass-kicking going for it.

Take a look at Abe kicking some unholy arse:

I’m honestly more excited for this Abe Lincoln film than Spielberg’s. Not only because Spielberg’s is a bit of a no-brainer for success, there’s more of a mystery element for this project. It could go either way. As a fan of Bekmambetov’s, I’m betting and hoping it’s as cool and fun as his previous films, something this slick teaser definitely hints at it being.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in theaters on June 22nd.

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