As we all should already know, Anthony Mackie is co-starring with Benjamin Walker in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox.
Mackie will play the role of Will, Lincoln’s best friend.
Will is based on a real-life character by the way… William H. Johnson, who was essentially Lincoln’s manservant. Can your manservant also be your “best friend?” *Shrug*
Anyway… both Abe and Will get to kill a lot of vampires together. Apparently, in the book the film is based on, slavery is reduced to a mere contrivance of the vampires. So don’t go into this expecting some substantive probe.
I actually started to read the book the film is based on, soon after I learned that the film was coming. I’ll repost my thoughts on it later.
But certainly the script could be very different from the book, and maybe any fears we have about it are unwarranted and we’ll be pleasantly surprised.
However, can’t say I’m encouraged given the lack of Anthony Mackie in this trailer, even though he’s
What I really want to know is whether the brotha dies at the end? Does he eventually get sliced up by a vampire, probably in an act of self-sacrifice to save his best friend Abe? :)
Tim Burton teamed with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov to produce the movie, based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel that hit bookstore shelves last spring. He also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
And here’s an on-set video of Mackie in costume, and with some gray hairs as you can see, talking to MTV: