New featurette likens ax-man Abe Lincoln to a 19th-century Batman

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Dec 17, 2012

Have Burton and his buddies gone bonkers? Comparing Honest Abe to the Dark Knight in the new Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter mashup sounds like a big stretch, but the dudes are SO serious.

Huddling up with screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and director Timur Bekmambetov, producer Tim Burton insists his supernatural-slaying 16th president falls into the classic super hero archetype, with his stovepipe hat, black cloak and ax serving as his costume. We love Lincoln, but come on—as heroic as the World's Greatest Detective?

Hear the trio yack and yuck it up as some fierce bloodsucker footage from the film tries to convince us further ...

Are you buyin' the comparison here, or does Big Wayne still rule?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tries to chop down competition in 3D starting June 22.

Via Collider