Benjamin Walker reveals that the story blends fictional genre elements into real-life events throughout Abraham Lincoln's life.
"It's told through the structure of Lincoln's actual life. You not only see these huge fight scenes and great moments of drama, but you get sort of the greatest hits of Lincoln's life, from the mysterious death of his mother through the Gettysburg address. You get a portrait of this man, as well as a thriller."
It is also said that vampires are for the idea of slavery, because they can feed on slaves without any consequence. Benjamin Walker talked about how the project was inspired by Lincoln's early days, when he first saw slaves being chained together and whipped.
"In the movie, it's a similar experience, seeing it all for the first time, and choosing how he's going to deal with it from that point on - whether it be entering into politics, or whether it be sharpening his axe."
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released June 22nd, 2012 and stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Jimmi Simpson, Joseph Mawle. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov.