It's been 3 or 4 years since I heard anything about this but my first impression gathered was that Speilberg (sic?) was not gonna portray Lincoln as a saint by any means. The article I read that in was one where Speilberg (again, sic?... pardon me) was telling how he based the emporer and the Galactic "Republic" as portrayed in Star Wars on Lincoln and his handling of the war. Guess we'll find out soon enough, if ever we live that long.