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 »

Timur Bekmambetov on Red Asphalt?

Timur Bekmambetov

Since Wanted 2 fell into development heck a couple months back, Wanted/Night Watch helmer Timur Bekmambetov has been searching for his next project. Last week we reported that William Morris was going out to various studios with a big screen adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel Casebook of Victor Frankenstein with Bekmambetov attached to direct.

The Los Angeles Times has learned of another project the filmmaker is eyeing: Red Asphalt, an “edgy 3-D thriller” pitch which was quietly acquired by Lionsgate last year.

Read More »