"Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov is in talks with Universal Pictures about an American remake of hit Russian sci-fi thriller "Black Lightning," which he co-produced with the studio.
The Russian-language film made a big impression on local audiences when it was released on December 31st, taking nearly $10 million in its first weekend, before ending up with a total gross of more than $20 million.
Bekmambetov described "Black Lightning" as a Slavic "Transformers" meets "Batman," about a car-mad student who supertunes an old Soviet sedan and runs up against the criminal underground. He is in talks with "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" producer Bill Kong for the sequel.
Check out the trailer for the Russian movie below.
I'm quite impressed to what the Russians can do with a tiny budget (take notes H-wood). Storywise I think it sounds retarded as f*ck and, if my memory serves me right, I think that Kurskij said that it was slaughtered on box-office by some other movie.
And doesn't the trailer make the girl act like a whore? First she just want to be friends and "hang out" with the dude with the nice car, but then when our hero gets some money...
Hey, do you guys know any decent foreign language flicks out there? I'm not surprised that stuff like this is coming out- but I'd like to see more than just American films- we got creative people all over the planet.