New Trailer for Russian Superhero Movie 'Guardians' or 'Zashchitniki'
"These people are our only hope." This actually looks really cool, I have to say. A new full-length trailer has debuted for a big-budget Russian "superhero" movie called Guardians, also known as Zashchitniki (Защитники) in Russian. This isn't the first time we've written about this film - earlier this year we posted a teaser trailer. This new trailer has polished VFX, and lots of crazy footage of big fights in cities, and it looks quite fun. The plot is about a "Patriot" program that created a superhero squad, which included members of multiple soviet republics. There's a psychopath who wields sleek curved swords, a telekinetic, an invisible witch, and the most badass of all, a massive "Werebear" wielding a minigun, on the team. There's not much more I can say about this other than you just need to watch the trailer and see for yourself how cool this is.
Here's the full trailer (+ poster) for Sarik Andreasyan's Guardians, or Zashchitniki, found on YouTube:
The plot synopsis for Zaschitniki on IMDb states: "During the Cold War, an organization called 'Patriot' created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again." One of the commenters on io9 identifies the various superheroes seen in this: "So we got a Werebear, a psychopath with curved swords, a telekinetic with earth element powers and some sort of super powered witch." Guardians, or Zashchitniki in Russian, is directed by Armenian filmmaker Sarik Andreasyan, of The Earthquake, What Men Do!, and Mafia: Game of Survival previously. The film opens in Russia starting next February 2017, but has no US release date set yet. We'll be watching for any more updates - stay tuned. Anyone excited to see this movie?