Grahame-Smith On “Vampire,” “Beetlejuice”

Author Seth Grahame-Smith says the upcoming film adaptation of his satirical horror novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” will be very R-rated.

“We don’t kill a baby in the film, but we are an R-rated film. There are creatures getting their heads cut off, naked women interacting with vampires, limbs flying, and blood splatters. You know, there’s a dark, gory violence to the movie. We certainly don’t shy away from that” he tells Film School Rejects.

Grahame-Smith, who adapted his own work and penned next month’s film version of classic 60’s gothic soap “Dark Shadows”, is also working on the screenplay for a “Beetlejuice” sequel. Asked about that, he says he wouldn’t have even attempted the project if he’d had any fear of screwing it up.

“What I keep telling people is I don’t want to do it unless we’re really sure that it’s worthy. The original is one of my favorite movies, so I don’t want to make Son of the Mask. I would rather kill myself than destroy the legacy of one of my favorite films. Right now I owe people an idea and a treatment, and that’s where it is right now. we’re a little while off from any news or movement from that… Right now it’s in the ‘we’ll see’ stage.”