Bekmambetov and Universal Team on Black Lightning Remake

Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is in talks with Universal about an English-language remake of hit Russian sci-fi thriller Black Lightning, which he produced, says Variety.

Bekmambetov also said there were also plans for a Russian-Chinese sequel to the film about a car-mad student who supertunes an old Soviet sedan and runs up against the criminal underground.

Bekmambetov is moving forward with Tim Burton and Wanted producer Jim Lemley on a film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-seller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well.

“This will be a serious but entertaining movie that deals with the most interesting and powerful person of the 19th century within an imaginary scenario that he was also an ax-wielding vampire hunter,” Bekmambetov said.

The director will be producing director Chris Gorak’s alien invasion thriller The Darkest Hour, which begins shooting in Moscow in July.

You can watch the trailer for the Russian Black Lightning below.


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