Dear Hollywood: I'm sorry you've run out of ideas for films. I know this was a novel first, but still... (Sigh).
The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861—1865), is fictionally portrayed in the novel and the film as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter. Benjamin Walker stars as Lincoln. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011, and the film is being produced in 3D.