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Timur Bekmambetov



Commonly regarded as one of the most commercially successful directors of early 21th century Russia, Timur Bekmambetov traveled the path of many a feature helmer by beginning his career in the advertising arena and guiding a series of popular television advertisements through to fruition. Bekmambetov made his debut with the little-seen-abroad Russian picture Peshavarsky Vals (1994), but his science fiction franchise that began in 2004 with Night Watch and continued two years later with a sequel, Day Watch (2006), is what put him over the top and made him an international sensation. These sagas -- complex period thrillers with byzantine narratives about a showdown between the forces of light and the forces of darkness -- became instantaneous cult hits and the most lucrative releases in Russia for years; they also prompted Hollywood to summon Bekmambetov, and the trades reported in 2006 that Rogue Pictures gave him a first-look deal to develop English-language outings for its genre division. Meanwhile, Bekmambetov continued his Russian slate and in fact realized his English-language debut with the Spyglass-Universal release Wanted (2008). This apocalyptic adrenaline rush plays out the saga of a spineless hypochondriac (James McAvoy) drawn inexorably into a society of secret assassins.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
25% Ben-Hur
  • Director
2016
49% Hardcore Henry
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror (Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Snezhnyy korol)
  • Producer
2015
62% Unfriended
  • Producer
2015
0% The Snow Queen
  • Producer
2013
87% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
  • Executive Producer
2013
No Score Yet Moby Dick
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Yolki 3
  • Producer
2013
35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Yolki 2
  • Director
2012
12% The Darkest Hour
  • Producer
2011
24% Apollo 18
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet Lucky Trouble (Vykrutasy)
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet Yolki (Six Degrees of Celebration)
  • Producer
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Black Lightning (Chyornaya Molniya)
  • Producer
2009
57% 9
  • Producer
2009
72% Wanted
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your New Happiness! (Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie) (The Irony of Fate 2)
  • Director
2007
64% Day Watch
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2007
58% Night Watch
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2006
No Score Yet Escape from Afghanistan
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2002
No Score Yet The Arena
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Twilight Watch
  • Director

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest

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