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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' trailer: Set in D.C., shot in New Orleans

February 14, 2012 - 09:56 AM
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It's probably fitting that a movie depicting perhaps our greatest president as a vampire hunter would also take its liberties in depicting Washington, D.C. Behold, the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is based on a book partly set in Washington but that was shot in New Orleans. (The D.C. film office had hoped that the production would film here for two days last summer, but as far as I know, that never happened. I'm awaiting confirmation.)

So what's in the trailer below? A score that sounds like Inception — you know, that foghorn sound — remixed by the Crystal Method. A gruff voice that couldn't possibly be Lincoln's, since his was "high keyed, unpleasant." Oblique camera angles. The sun setting behind the Washington Monument. A slow-motion fight involving lots of drapery. The West Lawn of the Capitol Building covered with thousands of people dressed in earth tones (which had become all the rage after a famously controversial fashion spread in Harper's Magazine). And lastly, finally, what everyone came to see: people being hacked to death by a former president.

[via Laughing Squid]

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