Tim Burton to produce 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' film

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"Alice in Wonderland" director Tim Burton is set to produce a film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, reported The Bookseller on March 3.

Grahame-Smith will write the screen adaptation of his novel, and Burton will apparently work with producers Timur Bekmambetov and Jim Lemur, with whom he previously produced the animated film 9.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of the widely successful mashup tale Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is currently being made into a film starring Natalie Portman. In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, he uses the same mashup of history and horror in a retelling of the life of Abraham Lincoln, beginning when the one-day US president learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator.

The book was published in the US on March 2 and is due out in the UK on April 29.

For an idea of what a film version might look like, take a look at the book's highly produced trailer, created by Bodega for Hachette Book Group: