The crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a Navy aircraft carrier currently in the Middle East, were the first to watch this Summer’s Blockbuster mash-up of vampires and historical inaccuracies, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”
The cast of vampire hunter, including actor Benjamin Walker dressed as the famous U.S. President, joined the 1800 sailors on the ship for the movie’s premier.
LCDR Steven Curry, USN Public Affairs Officer, said:
“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln was very happy that Twentieth Century Fox and Navy Entertainment hosted the movie’s cast and crew out to the ship… We had a great time watching the movie, meeting the cast and more importantly showing them why we are out here supporting operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.”
These events tend to have a more profound effect on the cast of the film than on the military personal, and that was definitely true today at the “Vampire Hunter” premiere.
Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith told Fox News:
“It was a life changing event… I know that sounds like something you’re supposed to say to be polite, but it is true. Not because we got to stand on the flight deck and have our teeth rattled by afterburners, or because the sailors made up one of the most hospitable and enthusiastic audiences I have ever seen, but because we got to meet some of the most amazing, talented, hard-working and hospitable people in the world during our stay…”
Grahame-Smith also said that his trip to the USS Abraham Lincoln made him confident that if the United States ever came under attack from vampires, the Navy would be able to handle the situation. Smith said:
“After landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln and spending time with the brave and committed men and women of the United States Navy, it is clear that vampires don’t stand a chance.”
Here’s the trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”