Bekmambetov Charges On With A 'Black Lightning' Redo

Timur Bekmambetov seems to never really have a moment's rest in this industry. He's always producing, writing or directing a random piece of property that tends to turn out great. Bekmambetov is back at it once more, negotiating with the powers at Universal Pictures to do a U.S. remake of "Chernaya Molniya" ("Black Lightning"). Climbing on board this project is "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" director Chris Weitz as producer.The Russian science fiction tale focuses on a student who fixes up an old sedan in all sorts of awesome robotic-like ways and takes on the criminals of his city. Directed by Dmitriy Kiselev and Aleksandr Voytinskiy, the film gained praise and around $20 million in box office revenue. Since the Americanized version of the tale is still in development, there is no specific word on when filming will take place.Bekmambetov is one of the producers on the wonderful
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