Awesome Trailer for Russian Flying Car Film Black Lightning
by Alex Billington
October 19, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth
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 original 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.
reminds me of spiderman
darrin on Oct 19, 2009
i.e. Black Lightning - upcoming crap!!!
Applier on Oct 19, 2009
I looked ... made a very, very strong impression
Follorto on Oct 19, 2009
what the fuck is this piece of shit someone kill me nowwww
qweqwu on Oct 19, 2009
"looks good especially for a russian feature"....moron.
ConnachtFan on Oct 19, 2009
Yeah it looks good, but is it going to keep me interested for a hour and a half? I mean he fights crime with a flying car. I'll wait to see what is being said before I make my decision to see it or not. "We don't need roads where were going."
klaus_komix on Oct 19, 2009
Looks good and yeah it does remind me of spiderman for some reason. Ill watch anything that Timur releases...love his movies
hale on Oct 19, 2009
May not be the greatest film ever, but damn if that doesn't look like a lot of fun. I'd probably see it in theaters - grab a super-deluxe-humongous tub o' popcorn, large Coke, and shut my brain off for a while and have a blast.
Pete the Geek on Oct 19, 2009
Wow, i actually liked that trailer. And more flying robots, hah oh well at least itll be better than transformers!
Nikhil Hariharan on Oct 19, 2009
ouch that was nasty - the person editing this tripe needs to take a break. Is this a kids movie?
dom on Oct 19, 2009
Talk about effective use of budget. Looks fun, should be better than most the big-budget crap Hollywood has produced this year.
Ben on Oct 19, 2009
Wow... that just looks BAD!!!
K on Oct 19, 2009
It wasn't bad.
whomever on Oct 19, 2009
Those sneaky fucking Russians.
Scagginsvolley on Oct 19, 2009
whoever idea this was should kill themselves
thawhitepiccolo on Oct 19, 2009
In Soviet Russia flying car drives you.
hahahaha on Oct 19, 2009
yeah ummmm guarantee that if this movie was made in America you would have wrote don't watch this trailer and that it looks like shit! Its from another country so you think it looks cool, I know you Alex!!
ha1rball on Oct 19, 2009
I think it looks kinda neat. I'd know more if I understood Russian. It does have a charm to it.
zibo fricka on Oct 19, 2009
i will also say it reminded me of spiderman.... it looks like its worth a watch... a popcorn flick but at least if its russian it should be fresher than what hollywood is pumping out (ie. GI Joe, spiderman 3 etc)
Janny on Oct 19, 2009
this looks terrible. I'll skip this entirely
Link1983 on Oct 19, 2009
Damn you #16! LOL
John Doe on Oct 19, 2009
This looks like speed racer with wings.
Sven on Oct 19, 2009
It'll end up being remade by some americans.
xianmeltonx on Oct 19, 2009
If this theme ends up well received by audiences, some director should think about doing a sequel to "The Rocketeer".
Ryan on Oct 19, 2009
someone ended up drinking too much fukin Vodka for them to make this shit
Madnezz344 on Oct 19, 2009
@4 you are an enormous prick. Other than that, for everyone else. We should look at this with a broadened perspective. Some might not accept a serious film about flying cars, BUT, at least it's new material and it's something to watch. I like the fact that it is just an idea someone had and now, as odd as the thought was, it is a major motion picture. And hell yes, quoting Back to the Future.
Angry Chief on Oct 19, 2009
Russians should stick to what they're good at: arms dealing and child prostitution.
TTEX on Oct 19, 2009
Kevin on Oct 19, 2009
8 million?! Why am I not moving to Russia to make movies? It may look like crap to some, but it still looks better than the Transformer movies.
Michael Field on Oct 19, 2009
lolololololololololololo....fuck it I'll watch it!!!
esophus on Oct 19, 2009
original yes, but there is such a thing as original crap, but in the end I'll see it.
xerxex on Oct 19, 2009
Looked like some sort of Spiderman parody at the beginning but by the end of the trailer it seems like they are going for a Rocketeer kind of film. Still youll have to be a little bit drunk to enjoy it...
Dreckent on Oct 19, 2009
back to the future did it
AJ on Oct 19, 2009
Ahhhh Russian movie with epic yet strange storyline...how I've missed you...I do love flying cars that act like batman and have quirks like a transformer...now if it could only go back in time....;)
Lazarus from Sparta!!!! on Oct 20, 2009
Mwokay..... This just Spiderman's story, but why flying cars... They might be ashamed.
Jackal on Oct 20, 2009
um... this is Spider-Man replace Peter Parker with the main dude, and the car with his powers, Grandpa Osborn, and Mary Jane are obvious. even the trailers are the same... no joke watch the trailer for Spider-Man 1 and this side by side.
DoomCanoe on Oct 20, 2009
i love the trailer and i also think its something new, might be a good superhero flick without a person with powers and yeah it reminds me of spiderman but you cant reinvent the wheel
yojoe on Oct 20, 2009
Reminds me of Back to the future. not a bad Attempt.
Cineprog on Oct 20, 2009
Ya sneaky russians... A shy, low middle-class guy like Peter Parker... check! The girl next door with rich boyfriends, like Mary Jane... check! The honest (and soon too die) dad, like uncle Ben... check! I'm sold! \o/
Fox on Oct 20, 2009
I get the feeling Russia will be what New Zealand was for the CGI industry a decade ago..... Nice nods to Transformers, Spder-Man and classic superhero movies 🙂
David Banner on Oct 20, 2009
JeepFu on Oct 20, 2009
Lol this is exactly like Spider-Man mixed with Transformers.
Yousaf Khan on Oct 20, 2009
So I just saw the trailer for the remake of The Pacifier, now I'm watching a remake for Spiderman? I mean, I was thinking it looked like it when he screamed for his dad, and him flying around in the city couldn't remind me of the fight between him and the Green Goblin any more. If they're not remaking movies with the same names, why not just change the actors and script slightly and give it a new name? Going to the movies sucks these days...
Luminaire on Oct 21, 2009
DRUNKEN RUSSIAN SCUM!!!
CIKI RODIC on Oct 23, 2009
Does anyone get the "Spider-Man" vibe from this..Forget Transformers and batman..it really feels like this trailer is conveying some of the same images and moments as seen in the First Spider man movie..Either way, should be a fun ride...yes, Pun intended.
Rivas.en on Oct 25, 2009
hahaha..I did not read any of the comment before posting my comment...lol. Glad I was not the only one to see the Spiderman vibe.
Rivas.en on Oct 25, 2009
Re: Copyright Infringements That's a good way to lose everything you have... It also shows a great lack of respect for film makers. Nice job!
Spike Murdock, Poet-at-Large on Oct 30, 2009
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