Daniel Day-Lewis=Abraham Lincoln

Source: Deadline

Two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis has been cast as honest Abe in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln set to release in 2012. DDL beat out contender Liam Neeson for this role, and while I personally think that Neeson looks a bit more like the Prez, Lewis is one of the most versatile actors in the business today so I’m sure he’ll pull off the role brilliantly. I like him in case you couldn’t tell. Here’s a little more information about the movie:

Based on the best-selling book, Team of Rivals, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the screenplay has been written by the Pulitzer Prize winner, Tony Award winner, and Academy Award nominated writer Tony Kushner.  It will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg.

It is anticipated that the film will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.

Let’s just hope his Lincoln is as crazy as Bill the Butcher

 

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Movie Going Strong

Source: Variety

Before I explain anything about this movie, here is a description of the book from which it is based, given by the publisher Grand Central Publishing:

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.

Yes. 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights for the adaptation of this Seth Graham-Smithe book. It will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton and will hopefully be released in 2012, assuming the world doesn’t end.

I have never heard of this book but all I want to do right now is read it. This is fantastic people, absolutely fantastic.