The new novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“, written by Seth Grahame-smith, was released Tuesday by Grand Central Publishing.

The trio, BUrton, Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley will produce the adaptation. They first collaborated to produce the animated fantasy “9” with Focus Features released last fall. Grahame-Smith will write the screenplay.

“Lincoln” reimagines one of the great U.S. presidents as an axe-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin, promising to give new context to real historical events such as the Civil War and Lincoln’s ascension to the White House . It begins with his mother’s murder when he was still a young boy and his vow of revenge.