Steven Spielberg may be hard at work on his own Abraham Lincoln bio-pic, but the movie most actors want to star in isn't his. Rather, it's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
A host of actors are vying for the role, including Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, Timothy Olyphant, the lesser-known Benjamin Walker and even lesser known James D'Arcy.
The script is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith under the tutelage of producer Tim Burton. Grahame-Smith wrote the original book on which his script is based, which itself was in the form of a diary with Lincoln charting his rise to power as the US President by hunting and killing zombies, a cause he became dedicated to after the undead killed his mother.
Eric Bana was originally tipped for the role, but appears to be out of the running, while Empire Online imply that Inception's Tom Hardy has already been cast as a bitter, battle-hardened zombie-hunting expert, in the guise of Dracula's Van Helsing.
The movie was wanted by all the major studios, but Fox won the rights, and intend to release the movie in 3D in December 2012.