ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Looking To Cast Tom Hardy
Published: November 3, 2010 - 2:54pm
Bronson star, Tom Hardy has been offered a role in the upcoming film adaption of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Tom Hardy has been offered the pivotal role of Henry Sturges in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
In the novel, Henry Sturges is a vampire who befriends a young Abe Lincoln and trains him to be a better vampire slayer. Then throughout the years, Henry sends Lincoln the names and addresses of evil vampires; Abraham then tracks them down and kills them. Think of him as what Giles is to Buffy, only without the whole "him being a vampire thing" of course.
Tom Hardy has recently signed on to Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises and he was also in Nolan's recent blockbuster Inception. Hardy was one of Variety's Top Ten Actors to watch in 2009.
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness." "My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, ""henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose.".." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon "The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln," and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the "true" life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
No word yet as to who the studio is looking at to play Honest Abe but Twentieth Century Fox is planning to release the film on June 22, 2012.