Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is an upcoming 2012 American 3Dactionhorror film based on the 2010 mashup novelof the same name. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is produced by him and Tim Burton. The novel’s author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the adapted screenplay. The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861–1865), is portrayed in the novel and the film as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter. Benjamin Walker, who beat Nicolas Cage for the role, stars as Lincoln. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011, and the film is being produced in 3D. It is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2012.