Wanted Helmer Remakes “Black Lightning”

Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) is in talks to direct an English-language remake of last year’s Russian superhero feature “Black Lightning” for Universal Pictures reports Variety.

Bekmambetov produced the Russian original which followed a Moscow University student who discovers a flying car and becomes a superhero in order to take on the Russian underworld.

A sequel to the original is also in the works, while Bekmambetov remains attached to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” though no word as yet on when it will begin production.