Anthony Mackie and Benjamin Walker, stars of the new movie, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMIRE HUNTER, were guests on this mornings 'Today' show, hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and guest host Regis Philbin. The film is produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov and opens in theaters on June 22 2012. Check out their appearance below!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a re-imagining of the 16th President's life that depicts him as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires - an obsession of his since a supernatural creature took the life of his mother. Lincoln eventually learns that the vampires have fled to the southern states of the U.S. and are scheming to conquer and enslave the entire country. This event leads to the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy, the latter of which the vampires are aligned.
Walker, who stars in the title role of the film, is best known for his starring role in the Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. His other Broadway credits include the 2007 Broadway revival of Inherit the Wind opposite two-time Tony Award winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy. In 2008, Walker appeared as the Chevalier Danceny in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Mackie has starred in films, such as The Hurt Locker, 8 Mile and The Adjustment Bureau.