History-horror hybrid book, which details the Great Emancipator’s secret battle with the undead, hit shelves today. Story portrays the 16th president as an ax-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin.
Burton, whose “Alice in Wonderland” opens Friday, most recently collaborated with “Wanted” helmer Bekmambetov on the animated feature “9,” which they produced.
The pair optioned the rights to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” with their own coin and are financing development. Grahame-Smith is scripting.
Jim Lemley, who also produced “9,” will serve as a producer on the Lincoln pic.
WME, which reps Burton, Bekmambetov and Grahame-Smith, brought the package together.