20th Century Fox Agreed To Distribute ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ But Why?

People love references to pop culture, the problem is, most of those references have a cheese-like expiration date and eventually become as forgettable as your best friend’s grandma’s name.

Like all things written on paper, comic books are declining in sales. They are read by thousands and seen by millions.

The Walking Dead and Wanted exceeded expectations, and while Scott Pilgrim vs. the World failed to soar at the box office, it remains a cult favorite of teens and 20-somethings.

Jonah Hex, also based on a comic also did poorly despite the casting of Megan Fox and Josh Brolin. But how do movies like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Jonah Hex even get made?

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead For Complex, 2012

I read that these pictures of Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Death Proof, The Thing remake) are decidedly of a woman that Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers would never hang out with…

Maybe that’s true, but the girl in the Complex Magazine interview is another exception. The same Winstead the nerds adore, thus the “geek chic” thing and role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Here’s what she had to say:

On being a sex symbol: “It’s an issue of what we’ve come to think of as ‘sexy’ in our culture, from the things that we’ve seen on billboards and stuff like that. There’s this image of a hot woman with squinty eyes and pouty lips that has been trademarked as ‘the sexy look,’ and that’s not my look. I like to think I’m sexy in my own way.”

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