As a young boy, Abe Lincoln witnesses his Mom being killed by a vampire. But as he seeks revenge, he discovers a plan where vampires conquer the United States. As statesman by day and protector by night, he fights to stop a deadly scourge.
Starring Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper.
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
Produced by Jim Lemley, Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton.
Genre: Historical Action Horror Drama.
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Christopher Nolan’s Inception is, at its heart, a heist flick and, therefore, adheres to the conventions of one: finding a target, selecting a team, creating the plan and pulling the heist – only something goes awry and improvisation is called for. The only real differences are that a) the idea is not to steal something, but to place something, and b), the scene of the heist [or anti-heist, if you will] is someone’s subconscious – that process is called extraction.
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