Mackie confirmed for 'Vampire Hunter'
Published Feb 13 2011, 20:05 GMT | By Tom Ayres The Hurt Locker
star Anthony Mackie
has officially signed on to star in Timur Bekmambetov's upcoming adaptation of the horror mash-up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The actor will join Benjamin Walker in the film, based on Seth Grahame-Smith's bestselling novel, and has admitted that he can't wait to start work.
"The great thing about it, and what I loved about the movie, is the idea that it's the actual storyline," Mackie told Shock Til You Drop
. "They took Abraham Lincoln's biography, moment by moment, and put this sub-storyline of vampires in it, and I think that's kind of interesting.
"It kind of entices the next generation to look at history in a way that's new and creative," he added.
Mackie also revealed that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
is scheduled to begin production this March in his hometown of New Orleans.