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Timur Bekmambetov's next historical hero may be Thomas Edison

05.03.2012

Timur Bekmambetov, director of WANTED and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, may next film another action packed epic supernatural drama thriller about Thomas Edison and the development of electricity.

Okay, so maybe it won't be any of those things, but Bekmambetov is very close to making THE CURRENT WAR his next directorial effort. The screenplay was the 2011 Black List winner and was written by playwright Michael Mitnick.

The script is based on the true story of the public battle fought between pioneers Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to develop electricity and bring it to the masses while also making sure their system is the one that is adopted.

While not exactly known for his dramatic films (because there really aren't any), I never fault a director for trying a totally different genre. I am very much looking forward to ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER because it looks so incredibly ridiculous and fun. Could this be a great movie? Yes, it could, but I do not see how the director's unique visual style will jive with a very dry subject.

Let's just hope that this doesn't end up turning into THOMAS EDISON: LIGHTNING WARRIOR.

Extra Tidbit: I hated, hated, hated, hated, hated WANTED. A lot.

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4:59AM on 05/04/2012
Fuck Thomas Edison. Is it too much to ask for TwilightWatch to go into production already? And yeah, Wanted was a piece of shit. Had it followed the comic it would have been a masterpiece, not that tripe we ended up with.
Fuck Thomas Edison. Is it too much to ask for TwilightWatch to go into production already? And yeah, Wanted was a piece of shit. Had it followed the comic it would have been a masterpiece, not that tripe we ended up with.
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1:33AM on 05/04/2012

TESLA!

TESLA!
TESLA!
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1:24AM on 05/04/2012
I actually DO hope it ends up as THOMAS EDISON: LIGHTNING WARRIOR....that sounds more interesting than is meh project.
I actually DO hope it ends up as THOMAS EDISON: LIGHTNING WARRIOR....that sounds more interesting than is meh project.
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6:44PM on 05/03/2012
Tesla vs Edison.... Make it so
Tesla vs Edison.... Make it so
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5:13PM on 05/03/2012

Thomas Edison - Gigantic Doucheman

that's all I got
that's all I got
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5:09PM on 05/03/2012
I dislike Edison so meh
I dislike Edison so meh
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5:08PM on 05/03/2012
What, no Nikola Tesla?

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Me too, man. Me too. That movie pissed me off. The line "What have you done today?" made me want to hurt people.

That aside, I'm actually very interested in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I hope it's ridiculous fun and doesn't look down on its audience like Wanted did.
What, no Nikola Tesla?

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Me too, man. Me too. That movie pissed me off. The line "What have you done today?" made me want to hurt people.

That aside, I'm actually very interested in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I hope it's ridiculous fun and doesn't look down on its audience like Wanted did.
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