Bekmambetov Wants to Remake ‘Black Lightning’


Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is in negotiations with Universal to remake the Russian science fiction thriller ‘Black Lightning’. Bekmambetov produced the original film in Russia with Universal and it was a sizable hit, grossing $20 million. Variety calls the film “a sort of Slavic ‘Transformers’ meets ‘Batman’ about a car-mad student who super-tunes an old Soviet sedan and runs up against the criminal underground.”

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