Ah, flying cars... Remember those? Visions of the future (of right about now) envisioned a super-shmancy world where we zip around in airborne cars and are no longer tied to that pesky thing called land. It's too bad that never became a reality because it would have made for some truly funny road rage and air chaos as the bad drivers of the world got the chance to fly. But at least we've got the movies to entertain our flights of fancy.
Last year, there was buzz around Black Lightning, a Russian, car-flying action flick Timur Bekmambetov was producing. After doing good business when it hit screens in Russia, Bekmambetov is itching to remake it for US audiences.
Variety reports that the filmmaker is in talks with Universal for a Russian-Chinese sequel to the film, as well as an English-language remake that Chris Weitz (New Moon) would help produce. Now wait -- this isn't that DC superhero. Instead, the story follows a car fiend student who buys a second-hand car, discovers it can fly, and he becomes a superhero trying to protect the city from the criminal underground.
I think it's safe to assume that the film/hero will get a name change to not interfere with the first big-time African American superhero, but otherwise, I'm game for some car flying adventure. How 'bout you?