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Wanted director Timor Bekmambetov wants to remake Timor Bekmambetov's Black Lightning

06.30.2010

If you wondered what director Timur Bekmambetov has been doing after 2008's (besides attaching himself to a dozen Hollywood projects), he's been busy producing a Russian action-fantasy called BLACK LIGHTNING.

And now Bekmambetov wants to adapt the movie for American audiences, and direct it himself. Bekmambetov is talking with Universal about making a US version of the movie, about a college student who buys a used car that turns out to be an Autobot have magical powers, turning the kid into a protector of his city.

BLACK LIGHTNING (not about the DC superhero, sadly) was a hit when released last December in Mother Russia, where Bekmambetov has previous success with FX-filled movies NIGHT WATCH and DAY WATCH.

Bekmambetov (yes, I'm copy/pasting it) is also producing an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's best-seller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter", and an alien invasion flick called THE DARKEST HOUR, which is using his own Moscow facilities for the production.

A taste of BLACK LIGHTNING:

Extra Tidbit: Did NIGHT WATCH and DAY WATCH make sense to anyone?
Source: Variety

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4:35AM on 07/03/2010

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WHERE THE FUCK IS DUSK WATCH?
WHERE THE FUCK IS DUSK WATCH?
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4:19PM on 07/01/2010
I was lost during the first 20 mins of Nightwatch so I never finished it.
I was lost during the first 20 mins of Nightwatch so I never finished it.
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11:37AM on 07/01/2010
He looks like Hayden Christensen and even manages to sound like him (in Russian). Oh, and Wanted was a pile of festering shit.
He looks like Hayden Christensen and even manages to sound like him (in Russian). Oh, and Wanted was a pile of festering shit.
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2:38AM on 07/01/2010
on the poster that kid kinda looks like nick cage and a magic car....maybe he'll cameo the magic school bus just for kicks!
on the poster that kid kinda looks like nick cage and a magic car....maybe he'll cameo the magic school bus just for kicks!
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1:45AM on 07/01/2010
He's a terrible director. He lacks cohesion and proper editing techniques.
He's a terrible director. He lacks cohesion and proper editing techniques.
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3:13PM on 07/01/2010
you really think so? he cant be as bad or worse as sayyy Bay or Boll...
you really think so? he cant be as bad or worse as sayyy Bay or Boll...
11:23PM on 06/30/2010

Night Watch & Day Watch only made

sense because I read the books before watching the movies. I would have been confused otherwise. I liked NW; DW not so much, and Wanted wasn't a patch on the comic. That said, I'm willing to give this a shot.
sense because I read the books before watching the movies. I would have been confused otherwise. I liked NW; DW not so much, and Wanted wasn't a patch on the comic. That said, I'm willing to give this a shot.
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11:21PM on 06/30/2010
i laughed with the autobot bit, haha. well done Dave.

I really, really don't dig Timor's thing. I guess i can only call it a thing, because i don't see much of a style in it, just noise and glitter. i really don't care for his films or any of his upcoming projects.
i laughed with the autobot bit, haha. well done Dave.

I really, really don't dig Timor's thing. I guess i can only call it a thing, because i don't see much of a style in it, just noise and glitter. i really don't care for his films or any of his upcoming projects.
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