Tom Hardy Offered Role In ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:00 am,

Tom Hardy is one gent that certainly isn’t afraid of dreaming bigger. The English thespian looks to re-team with Chris Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises and has been approached to star in another big-budget action pic: the cinematic adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will be the director of the horror/history mashup, which is also being produced by Tim Burton and will be unleashed in theaters on June 22, 2012.

BD Horror News is reporting that Hardy has been offered the role of Henry Sturges, a vampire that befriends a sixteen year-old Abraham Lincoln and trains the soon-to-be 16th U.S. president for combat against the legions of evil, blood-sucking demons – one of which was responsible for the death of Lincoln’s mother. Honest Abe eventually leads the Union against the vampire-affiliated Confederacy and truly becomes deserving of the title (*drumroll*)…. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Hardy was quite the charmer as the face-changing Eames in Inception and proved that he can be both menacing and dangerous onscreen when he played the titular character in the biopic Bronson. Sturges is a character that calls for a mix of those qualities and Hardy’s star meter is on the rise, so we imagine that 20th Century Fox will definitely be pushing for the actor to join the cast of their Seth Grahame-Smith novel adaptation.

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Tom Hardy encourages Joseph Gordon-Levitt to dream big in ‘Inception’.

Bekmambetov is well-renowned for his abilities as a hyper-stylized action director, while Burton’s involvement with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter further assures that the pic will be chockfull of deliciously macabre visuals and intense, bloody, vampire-related violence to boot. We can’t imagine that a pseudo-historical piece that re-envisions one of the most famous U.S. presidents as a killer of the undead will be entirely serious in tone, so the movie will hopefully be a mildly silly but graphic and entertaining action flick.

There’s been no word yet about which actor might possibly be brought onboard to play the famous bearded president himself, though Liam Neeson seems unlikely. Anyone out there have any other ideas about who might be fitting to tackle the lead role in (*drumroll*)…. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

Source: BD Horror News

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  1. I can’t tell what’s more disturbing: this or Pride, and Prejudice, and Zombies.

    • MWW,

      This.

      Vic

      • Probably. Lol.

  2. I enjoy Harding and his roles and it’s a plus to a movie for me if he is in it..

    • Hardy I meant…

  3. People are tired of Superhero Movies, cliched action/buddy movies, unoriginal Romcoms, et …

    So this and P&P Zombies comes along (original?) and we question it….

    Meh I look forward to different stuff. It seems to be a twist on what we know and what would happen if….. sounds interesting enough to me.

    Of course in 5 years we will have Buzz Aldrin Alien Killer, Clintons Road Trip, and a slew of others…. then I will groan.

  4. This was a really good book and I look forward to a good summer popcorn movie from the film. Tom Hardy is better than most to play Henry Sturges.

  5. I can see my civil war professor having a heart attack watching this movie. I doubt we’re going to see much historical accuracy on this one… but i guess that’s the point.

  6. I think this sounds pretty interesting and is either going to be a really fun film or it’s going to be camp. Hardy is making me think it’s going to the former. Just as long as the vampires aren’t sparkly and wearing hair gel. :P

    I say Hugh Jackman as Lincoln. :D

  7. I absolutely love this idea.
    This is SUCH a bizarre concept that I’m really excited to see how it turns out !!!!
    I agree that Neeson is a great choice for the part ; how about this ? Conan O’Brien !!!!
    I think it could be cool to see him do such an unusual action movie.
    I don’t want to see anything to campy though

  8. Hugh Jackman would have been greta… But I can’t get Van Helsing out of my head.

    • Hey, I LIKED Van Helsing. Wish they’d make a sequel!!

  9. This movie sounds potentially fantastic and Hardy is a great addition. My one problem with this news though is that I think he’d be a great casting choice for the lead role as well! Hardy as Lincoln would be as good of a choice as any … better than most IMO

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