I am hearing ominous rumblings…

…about both Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Brave.


If you’ve seen either, please let the rest of us know whether there is heartbreak in store for us.


OK, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has roped me in.

The exact point was 1:52 of the second trailer.

Yeah.  Yeah, Tim Burton knows me too freaking well, he does.

Via @bdomenech.


The New “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Trailer.

Via Allahpundit.



And before you say that it’s going to suck, consider this: Tim Burton produced.  This will not necessarily keep it from sucking, but at least you’ll know going in that it won’t be because the people making it just didn’t give a tinker’s dam.


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie advances.

People apparently know my weaknesses: I was specifically sent a link to this report that they’re going ahead with a movie version of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  The guy who wrote it was also the same person who collaborated with Jane Austen in the classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: I’ve read AL:VH, and it’s… not a bad choice for a movie adaptation, really.  I mean, it’s one of those films where things are clear from the start: here is the beloved Abraham Lincoln, one of the chief gods in the American civic pantheon.  He will now kill evil vampires for you. There is very little need to expand on that further; hating that idea is almost like hating America itself.

And if you think that’s disrespectful, well: I’m pretty sure that if he was still around on opening night then Abe Lincoln would have been in the front row, laughing his ass off.  Then again, I also think that Austen would have loved P&P&Z, or at least the ninja.


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Unlike the folks at Hot Air or Ace of Spades HQ, I’m actually reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (that wasn’t meant to be a knock; the book happened to come out the day before I happened to be in a bookstore*):

…so far, it’s pretty good. Set Grahame-Smith obviously took full advantage of the breakaway hit Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to have an actual writing career (as opposed to a writing career dedicated to making fun of the 43rd President of the United States, which is honestly a bit dead-end these days, in addition to being rather sad). Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter probably won’t win the Hugo, but so far it doesn’t insult the intelligence and it appears to be well-researched.

That being said, there are rumors of a movie: it’ll probably suck.

Moe Lane

PS: Oh, my:

*Yes. It grieves me, too, that major SF/fantasy publishers don’t send me books by my favorite authors in the hopes that I will mention them on my 800K hit a year blog. Truly, the universe is conspiring against me.



Book of the Week: Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter.

Come, I will hide nothing from you: Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter got picked because it follows a theme set by last weeks BotW Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I’m just a sucker for this genre, apparently.

Moe Lane


Book of the Week: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

You guys know that I’m a sucker for this sort of thing: and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is written by the same guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!, so I’m doubly going to be down with that. Just the way it is.

And so a farewell to Tongues of Serpents.


OK, two more bits of PPZ news.

Sorry, but these were too good not to mention.

First, I suppose that this was inevitable. “This” being Pride and Predator:

Pride and Predator to give Jane Austen an extreme makeover

The new film from Elton John’s Rocket Pictures will have the seven-foot extraterrestrial give the characters from Pride and Prejudice something more immediate to worry about than making advantageous marriages

…which is actually interesting, because of that scene from Predator 2 where Danny Glover’s character is given a black powder revolver as a sign of respect by the head Predator.


We will pretend that I did not just write that, OK?

Anyway, moving on: fresh from the success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the author has a new project going. Its title? “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Don’t laugh: Seth Grahame-Smith is getting half a million to write the blessed thing. The Cinematical author in the previous link is appalled, but I personally think that it’s long past since time that my target reader demographic got pandered to a little…

Moe Lane

PS: Some ‘suggested’ examples from the Cinematical link:

  • William Shakespeare: Necromancer? Sounds like fun; you could go all Prospero, or maybe A Midsummer Tempest. Get Neil Gaiman to write it. Hell, he’s probably writing it now.
  • William Wallace Versus the Werewolves? “I’m seeing it as Braveheart meets Wolfen! Blue fur and claymores! The kids will love the action figures!” Plus: “FREEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!”
  • The Tudors as Voodoo Priests? No, no, no. Voodoo pirate priests. Tim Powers went to town on this with On Stranger Tides; and believe me, by about Wife #3 it’s not entirely unbelievable that Henry VIII might have been ready to try… unconventional… methods for acquiring an heir.

So I’m missing what the problem is, here.

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