Tim Burton, Abe Lincoln and Vampires

Directors Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland 3D,” “Sweeney Todd”) and Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted,” “Night Watch”) are teaming for a feature film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” says Entertainment Weekly.

The story posits that Lincoln’s mother was killed by a vampire, igniting a passion to kill the creatures. As a result the U.S. President is a highly trained hunter set out on a path of revenge that will take him all the way to the White house.

Burton, Bekmambetov and Jim Lemley will produce. Grahame-Smith also penned “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” which Natalie Portman is developing for Lionsgate.