Honest Abe, Vamp Hunter Meets Crew of USS Lincoln
By DAVID WEINER
June 15, 2012
It was the ultimate photo op: The star and filmmakers of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter travel to the Middle East to screen their horror fantasy for the thousands of sailors aboard none other than the supercarrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. Check out the highlights!
Benjamin Walker, who plays honest Abe, toured the decks and was joined by co-stars Anthony Mackie and Erin Wasson, as well as by the film's director Timur Bekmambetov, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and producer Jim Lemley.
The event marked the first time a major motion picture had its debut screening for troops deployed in the Middle East. Prior to the screening event for 1800 sailors aboard the Lincoln, the filmmakers screened their movie at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa, for approximately 700 sailors, soldiers and airmen; and at NSA Bahrain, again for a packed house of military personnel.
In theaters June 22, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter finds our 16th president battling, you guessed it, ravenous vampires, re-imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.