Abraham Lincoln is known for having "freed the slaves." However, it's author Seth Grahame-Smith who freed the story of Honest Abe from the prison of not having been lazily mashed up with a type of monster yet. Now Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, his follow-up to the similarly necessary Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, will be a major motion picture starring a dude named Benjamin Walker.

The story might be about Abraham Lincol fighting vampires, but it was lesser known actor Walker (Flags of Our Fathers) who fought a bunch of high-profile, blood-sucking (okay, maybe not blood-sucking) celebrities to snag the role. Josh Lucas, Adrien Brody, and Timothy Olyphant were all in the running, but it'll be Walker's face on this universe's Mt. Rushmore, along with George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and Dracula, Prince of Darkness.

20th Century Fox has scheduled the film for a June 22, 2012 release. (Collider)