I suppose Russia can thank director Timur Bekmambetov for getting their own, extended, new-footage-packed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer. I’m not really upset, though — the new footage looks awesome, and, although my Russian is a bit shaky, I imagine most of the dialogue relates to Abraham Lincoln killing vampires, so I don’t know how much we’re actually losing in translation. On an unrelated note, if NECA doesn’t make an action figure for this movie, I’m going to be gravely disappointed. (Via Twitch)
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