Jan 28, 2011 09:24 AM EST

Benjamin Walker to star as "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

Seth Grahame-Smith's book "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter", is being adapted for the big screen. Benjamin Walker has been chosen to star as the title role of Honest Abe.

The film will be written by Grahame-Smith, directed by Timur Bekmambetov and co-produced with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, along with Bekmambetov.

The film is about President Lincoln's quest to rid the world of Vampires. It is set against the Civil War.

The film, which will be released on June 22, 2012, will begin its 3D filming in March.
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