Media Release — In connection with the summer release of the 20th Century Fox motion picture Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, renowned director Timur Bekmambetov, in association with Aspen Comics, will be releasing The Art of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter deluxe edition hardcover book. The film, directed by Bekmambetov and produced by him along with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, will be released domestically on June 22nd.
The Art of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will contain 128 pages of never-before-seen storyboards, conceptual art, and production illustrations. Bekmambetov discusses the film and the accompanying art book’s release:
“Our visual team, led by Bazelevs’s storyboard artist Indar Dzhendubaev, created a rich and exciting world for the movie. In revisiting their art, we tried to craft a book that pushes the envelope of visual design and does justice to their great work. I am very happy that fans will finally get to enjoy the expanded world of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.”
Bekmambetov’s production company Bazelevs has teamed up with Aspen MLT, Inc. to produce The Art of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. David Wohl, who is overseeing the project as editor, divulged more about the behind-the-scenes book:
“Timur’s attention to detail and vision for the project, combined with the exquisite artwork for the film in the hands of Aspen’s designers, has created an “art-of” book that is truly unique and visually spectacular. It’s been a pleasure to be part of this one-of-a-kind project.”
The Art of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be in stores in June.
In 1994, Bekmambetov founded Bazelevs Group, one of the leaders in Russian film production, making such movies as NIGHT WATCH (2004) and DAY WATCH (2006), both of which he directed. Bekmambetov made his Hollywood directorial debut with WANTED (2008) and has since produced a number of films in the U.S. and Russia.
Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lady Mechanika and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. Currently in 2012, Aspen is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produces the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe.