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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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