Alan Tudyk has apparently signed on to star in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter according to the guys over at Variety. Alan Tudyk (pictured right) starred in Josh Whedon’s Firefly as “Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne”.
Apparently he will play the role of Stephen A. Douglas, a vampire ally. He was a democrat known as the “little giant” due to his small size but a giant in politics. Alan Tudyk will join the previously announced Benjamin Walker and Robin McLeavy.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be directed & produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton will be acting as executive producer, 20th Century Fox are aiming for a June 22, 2012 release date, and the film is said to be shot in 3D.
Book Synopsis: “When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln’s father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the secret journal of Abraham Lincoln.
Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln’s life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don’t know Abe. Honest.”