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Eric Bana is considering Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

A ustralian actor Eric Bana is considering joining Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter .

The film, which is based on a novel by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov ( Nightwatch , Wanted ).

Bana is due to meet Bekmambetov very soon to discuss taking on the role of the ass-kicking president, which should be a thoroughly different interpretation of the historical figure than Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis have planned.

Tom Hardy was originally considered for a major role in Vampire Hunter , but it appears that his commitment to The Dark Knight Rises has kept him away from this one.

Busy Bana has also been lining up another potential project, crime thriller KIN for Stefan Ruzowitzky, director of Oscar-winning foreign film The Counterfeiters .

Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam are also attached to the project, in which Bana and Wilde will play siblings on the run.