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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' just got its head vampire: Rufus Sewell will play Adam, the leader of the bloodsuckers in Fox's adaptation of the best-selling book. Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper also star in Timur Bekmambetov's 3D movie. In the film, based on Seth Graham-Smith's novel, the nation's 16th president spends much of the Civil War battling vampires rather than the Confederacy. Bekmambetov should be a nice fit for 'Vampire Hunter,' having directed 'Night Watch' and 'Day Watch,' two outrageous fantasy-thrillers. [TheWrap]

Is this 'Avatar' meets 'How to Train Your Dragon'? Copperheart Entertainment and Entertainment One are producing an adaptation of Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragonflight,' the first in the 'Dragonriders of Pern' book series, with 'Watchmen' and 'X-Men' writer David Hayter set to pen the script. The story revolves around an elite group of warriors who take to the skies on the backs of giant, fire-breathing, telepathic dragons to save the exotic planet of Pern from a terrifying airborne menace. [Deadline]

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