Concept Art from Timur Bekmambetov's Black Lightning
Last week, we caught very short teaser trailer for a Russian film called Black Lightning, about a flying car, that was supposedly being developed by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. It was the first time we had ever heard about it, but it seemed pretty awesome. I didn't end up writing about it because the teaser was so short, that it wasn't worth mentioning, but now we've got some great new concept art today and I can't resist anymore. Black Lightning, in essence, is about a a student at a university in Moscow who comes into possession of a sleek flying car that sort of turns him into the superhero and defender of the city.
Thanks to Quiet Earth, we've got five new concept art photos which you can see below. And if you want to see this thing (meaning that badass flying car) in action, head over there for the teaser trailer as well.
A usual student of Moscow VUZ (Institute of Higher Education) who is randomly becomes the possessor of a used domestic vehicle, which, as it is explained, can fly! Our main hero is converted from a simple person, into the super-hero, the defender of city, mysterious fighter against evil.
Apparently Timur, who is co-producing this, said that it is the "Russian response [to] Transformers and Batman," which means it's more about superheroes and robots than it is the science of a flying car. For those interested, the car is a Volga, which has a rich history in Russian culture, and is kind of like a Russian Mercedes. Alexander Voytinskiy, who is a friend of Timur's, will be making his directorial debut, although he's made music videos and commercials before. Either way, I'm definitely interested, and I hope that we get to see more of this very soon. Apparently it's only just starting to shoot now, so keep watch!