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We’ve wondered for quite some time what film Timur Bekmambetov might direct next. At one point, it seemed like he would follow his last movie, Wanted, with a direct sequel. But that is taking time to come together, and recently his prioritites have shifted to adapting the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which he is also producing with Tim Burton. Now the director confirms that as his next effort, while offering updates on quite a few other projects to which he’s been linked. Read More »

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And with this, Timur Bekmambetov takes the next step towards becoming the Russian Luc Besson. The director is producing Black Lightning, a film that he’s described as “the Russian response to Transformers and Batman.” Which, watching this full trailer for a film about a kid who becomes a superhero after buying a flying car, I suppose I can see. Though I’m thinking more Christine meets The Greatest American Hero, but whatever works for you, Timur. Read More »

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Set for release this December, Black Lightning seems to be flying under (above?) the radar. Wanted and Nightwatch director, Timur Bekmambetov, is serving as producer on the superhero film and evidently has declared it the “Russian response to Transformers and Batman.” It’s going to take more than a teaser (available after the jump) that looks like a nifty Crispin Porter Cadillac commercial to convince us, but color Slashfilm intrigued.
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