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Timur Bekmambetov To Direct Segment In Omnibus 'New Year's Eve' Style Remake Of 'Six Degrees Of Celebration'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 4:13 PM
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After years of blockbusters and special effects eye candy, it looks like Timur Bekmambetov is ready to pull a bit of a Garry Marshall.

First Look At 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2011 3:52 AM
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Described As A Cross Between D. W. Griffith’s 'Abraham Lincoln' & F. W. Murnau’s 'Nosferatu'While filming is currently underway, it looks like 20th Century Fox is getting the press machine rolling very early on this one, granting the New York Times an early set visit.

Robin McLeavy Joins 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' As The President's Mother

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 15, 2011 1:00 AM
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After being linked to the love interest role eventually won by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, little known Australian actress Robin McLeavy has now eventually joined the cast of Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Seth Grahame-Greene's cult favorite "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" instead in the role of the former president's mother.

'Breakout Kings' Star Jimmi Simpson Joins 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2011 5:34 AM
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As Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" gears up to shoot in 3D (woo!) next month, the film is putting the finishing touches on its cast.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Is Mary Todd In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 8:25 AM
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Forget those earlier reports that Robin McLeavy joined the film in the same role. They were wrong.

Robin McLeavy To Play Mary Todd In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 5:13 AM
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Update: Reps for McLeavy tell Next Movie that she hasn't been offered anything yet and is still in the mix.

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Gets A Best Friend In Anthony Mackie; Dominic Cooper Stakes Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 8:34 AM
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Update: Variety reports that Dominic Cooper has also signed on to the film, in the key role of Henry Sturgess that was previously linked to Joaquin Phoenix.

'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' Is Now Bloody 'Abraham Lincoln' Benjamin Walker Is 'Vampire Hunter'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 28, 2011 3:33 AM
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After a courtship period that involved the likes of Eric Bana and Adrien Brody among others, THR reports that Fox has settled on who they want to wear the Presidential rags of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." In an unusual twist, they have selected the least-known of all candidates, the young Benjamin Walker. Walker, was cast earlier this year as Beast in "X-Men: First Class," but was evidently ousted from the role for age reasons (reportedly too close in age to James McAvoy). Regardless, he's now set to wear the beard of Honest Abe this March, when filming starts under director Timur Bekmambetov, for a June 22nd, 2012 release.

Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas & More Testing For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2011 9:00 AM
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Benjamin Walker, James D'Arcy & Oliver Jackson-Cohen Also In The MixWith the release date set for summer 2012, things are beginning to heat up for the Timur Bekmambetov directed, Tim Burton produced historical zombie action pic "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." While Tom Hardy was offered the part of Henry Sturgess last fall, and Eric Bana was being considered last month for Abe Lincoln, a whole new crop of names have entered the mix for the presidential role and will start testing soon.

Fox Buys 'Predators' Writers' Deep-Space Action Pitch; Timur Bekmambetov Could Direct

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 8, 2010 1:23 AM
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Weinstein Company Also Picks Up Separate Bekmambetov-Produced 'Apollo 18' Film For March 4, 2011 ReleaseFiguring out how many fingers in various pies Timur Bekmambetov has is quickly becoming a Ridley Scott-like pop-quiz that your editor might spring on you one day and you're likely to fail. The "Wanted" director is developing myriad projects, including "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (separate from the David Fincher one), a sci-fi film with "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards, and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (among many others) which is his next directorial vehicle and is already slated for a June 22, 2012 release date.

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