Despite filming for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter being weeks in, the role of the antagonist and vampire named Adam is cast with Rufus Sewell in the role.

The premise? Simply put, Lincoln becomes a vampire hunter and eventually leads the North in the Civil War against the South and vampires.

Sewell joins Benjamin Walker, who will portray Abraham Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who will play Mary Todd, and Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturgess.

Tim Burton is producing with Timur Bekmambetov directing.

The film should be fun as long as Burton doesn’t impose his well-known and whimsical style. What? His style is predictable and I’d like to see a different atmosphere for the movie.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is an adaptation of the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. It hits theaters June 22, 2012.

(Empire Online)