R | | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
While preparing for the role, Benjamin Walker delivered the Gettysburg Address to the director and producer.
History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle and forgets the blood. Whatever history remembers of me, if it remembers anything at all, it shall only be a fraction of ...
Abraham Lincoln's big sister Sarah, and his stepmother who was another Sarah, do not appear at all in the film. They should have been prominent in scenes of young Abraham's life. The stepmother even outlived Lincoln, dying in 1869.
During the closing credits there are drops of blood seen racing and zigzagging across white fabric, until the camera zooms out and the trails of blood are seen to have formed a map of America divided into states.
$16,306,974 (USA) (22 June 2012)
$37,516,013 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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