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First look at Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The first official image from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hit the web today.

Vampires are hot property right now. Whether it’s brooding teenage sulks in Twilight , sultry TV show True Blood or futuristic action epics like Priest, there's no denying the bloodsuckers are everywhere.

For those of you who haven’t read the book, the adaptation re-imagines Abraham Lincoln’s resolve to abolish slavery as partly inspired by a personal vendetta. As the image above shows, the adaptation isn't scrimping on period frills.

The fantasy novel hit shelves in 2009 and was a huge success.

It’s the first of two Grahame-Smith books on the way, with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies currently being overseen by Fright Night remake director Craig Gillespie.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the film stars newcomer Benjamin Walker, with a supporting cast tha includes Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Not be confused with Steven Spielberg’s more reality-based biopic, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be released next year in 3D.