The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter decided on an unusual location for its world premiere. The movie debuted to an audience of 1800 (mostly American serviceman) aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which was stationed in the Middle East. Many of the films stars, including Anthony Mackie, attended the screening. Benjamin Walker was there in costume as Abraham Lincoln himself!
Director Timur Bekmambetov had Benjamin Walker view John Ford's YOUNG MR LINCOLN as preparation for his role in VAMPIRE HUNTER.
The battle scenes featured a lot of Civil War reenactors as extras, most of whom wore their own costumes.
Joaquin Phoenix was the first choice for the role of Henry Sturgess, but turned it down. Dominic Cooper was cast instead.
Robin McLeavy was considered to play Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, and was later cast as Lincoln's mother Nancy.
Tom Hardy was approached for the title role of Lincoln, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with The Dark Knight Rises. Later, Eric Bana, Timothy Olyphant, Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, James D'Arcy and Oliver Jackson-Cohen were considered to play the role before Benjamin Walker was cast.