Abraham Lincoln vs. the immortal undead.

Last year, Seth Grahame-Smith gave the world Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ­– a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic with all the zombie and martial arts mayhem that the original was missing. While Pride and Prejudice and Zombies adds new roadside attractions to an existing highway, Grahame-Smith’s follow-up, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, doesn’t appear to spring from specific source material. Ostensibly, it is based on “The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln” and details our 16th President’s covert war against the undead.

Deadline reports that Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov are already at work on an adaptation. In the meantime, enjoy the “book trailer”:

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Doug Clinton

Douglas Clinton was born in rural Connecticut at the tail end of the disco era. He attended Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, where he lettered in two sports and wrote, directed, and performed in several Spanish language films. Following high school, he spent his summers as a postal worker and studied Political Science in the Netherlands. During this time, he also wrote for the insanely popular yet tragically short-lived sketch comedy show Mass Hysteria. His first three plays, The Life and Times of Princess Sophia, The Prophecy of the Shoe, and Princess Tabasco Saves the Universe all debuted in Hardwick, Vermont between 2002 and 2004. After college, he spent three years as a full-time volunteer, for which he was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his cats H.I. and Ed(wina).

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