AMERICA…MEET THE GUARDIANS
A trailer has been making the rounds of the internet showing that America isn’t the only one that can play the superhero game. The trailer is for a Russian film called Guardians (also titled Zaschitniki) and is basically Russia’s call to the Marvel and DC movies like the Avengers and the upcoming Justice League. Here’s the trailer below…
Although amusingly dubbed, you basically get the gist of it. the film is about a group of Soviet superheroes named “Patriot” that were created during the Cold War to defend the homeland from supernatural threats. The team is also made up of representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union. Pretty straight forward and actually kinda cool.
Directed by Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan and starring Sebastien Sisak, Anton Pampuchniy, Sanzhar Madiev, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando and Stanislav Shirin, the film is set to hit Russian theaters February 23, 2017 with a sequel already in development. There is still no news on if and when there will be an American release date however, so I’ll be keeping my eye out.