Awesome Trailer for Russian Flying Car Film Black Lightning
Wow this looks frickin' awesome! Black Lightning is a Russian film produced by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. We last wrote about it back in March when we featured some of the early concept art for the film, which is about an old school flying Volga. Timur apparently said at one point that this is the "Russian response [to] Transformers and Batman," which means this should be very interesting to see. Since then they've released a few teaser trailers and now, thanks to Quiet Earth, the first full-length trailer has arrived, unfortunately still in Russian. But damn does it look great, especially for a Russian feature. Check it out!
Watch the Russian trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's Black Lightning:
The story of a Moscow University student who becomes the owner of a flying car. Not only will he be able to avoid traffic, but he unexpectedly finds himself the city's defender, mysterious fighter against evil.
Black Lightning is co-directed by first-time Russian directors Dmitriy Kiselev and Alexandr Voitinsky, who are both friends of Timur Bekmambetov and who have worked with him previously. Apparently this was made for roughly $8 million dollars, which is twice what they spent to make Timur's Day Watch and Night Watch. Black Lightning will hit theaters in Russia on December 31st, but doesn't have a US distributor yet. We're not sure when it'll be coming to the US, but stay tuned for updates on Black Lightning as they arrive.