This weekend I had the pleasure of not only seeing the film, which is a blast by the way, but also interviewing the cast and filmmakers behind the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s popular novel.
In this interview I talk with author Smith and Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) about the relationship they had developing the series together from the very start alongside Tim Burton and Jim Lemley. I find it interesting that Seth is actually a lucky guy in that sense. It’s not often that the author whose book is being adapted into a film gets to stay on board to adapt the screenplay. Seth describes some of the challenges of adapting your own work and what he wished made it into the movie while Timur discusses his affinity for only adapting source material he loves. Needless to say it seems like reading the book and seeing the movie are two very different experiences. I plan to flip through the pages of the novel very soon but you should all go out and see the flick.
Here is my interview with Director Timur Bekmambetov and Author/Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is in cinemas today!