Focus Features grabs rights to Timur Bekmambetov thriller Profile

Focus Features has nabbed worldwide rights to the thriller Profile, a Berlin Film Festival sensation from Timur Bekmambetov, the director behind the intense Angelina Jolie-led thriller Wanted. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically and has set a release date of Friday, May 14, 2021. Universal Pictures will distribute internationally, excluding CIS/Russia. The sale was ….

Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov reveals first trailer for Ben-Hur remake

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) directs the upcoming remake of the classic Biblical epic Ben-Hur, starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer and Sofia Black D’Elia. Ben-Hur tells the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer ….

More images from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter online

New images have been released from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed, Tim Burton-produced adaptation of In the film, Abraham Lincoln – the 18th President of the United States – discovers vampires are planning to take over the U.S., and makes it his mission to eliminate them. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – which hits ….

Animated poster for sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour revealed

Summit Entertainment has released a motion poster for the upcoming U.S./Russian sci-fi thriller The Dark­est Hour, starring Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Joel Kinnaman, Max Minghella, Dato Bakhtadze, Yuriy Kutsenko, Artur Smolyaninov, Pyotr Fyodorov and Nikolay Efremov. Chris Gorak directs The Dark­est Hour, a sci-fi film produced by Wanted wunderkind Timur Bekmambetov. The thriller ….

Wanted director and Weinsteins working on sci-fi thriller Apollo 18

Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov and The Weinstein Company have announced work on Apollo 18, a sci-fi thriller they hope to release as fast as March 2011, according to THR. The sci-fi thriller Apollo 18 is based on a screenplay by Brian Miller, winner of the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, which was ….

Win a walk on role in sequel to the action thriller Wanted, the soundtrack to 9 and more

Just as producer Timur Bekmambetov’s 9 hits theaters, Focus Features is sponsoring a pretty cool contest for fans of his action thriller Wanted. Focus’ online community website,, is giving you a chance to win a walk on role in Bekmambetov’s upcoming Wanted sequel. I know sounds like a snowball’s chance in hell right? Well, ….

Clip from the post-apocalyptic animated epic 9 hits the net

A new scene from director Shane Acker’s animated epic 9, has premiered on MTV. The film, which is a feature-length expansion of Acker’s own award-winning short of the same name, is produced by Tim Burton (Corpse Bride, upcoming Alice in Wonderland), Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Jim Lemley, who produced Red Eye and We Were Soldiers. ….

Downey, Witherspoon and Wanted director going back in time

Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov are currently in negotiations to topline (and helm) Warner Bros.’ sci-fi thriller The Days Before, according to an article on Dark Horizons. Chad St. John’s script follows a race of aliens who invade Earth by traveling backward through time and wiping out humanity one day ….