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In the Works: Timur Bekmambetov In Talks to Reboot 'Ben-Hur'

Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Wanted") is in talks to helm MGM's reboot of the studio's biblical epic classic and Oscar winner "Ben-Hur," directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston as the eponymous chariot racer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 20, 2013 12:50 PM
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WATCH: Early Trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Squirrels,' a la 'The Birds,' 'Piranha' and 'Jaws'

Director Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") has released a pre-production trailer online for a new horror comedy project he's working on: "Squirrels." Yes, it's like "The Birds," with the humor of the "Piranha" franchise, but featuring terrifying, bushy-tailed tree-climbing rodents. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 19, 2013 2:47 PM
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Rome Film Festival Adds Two Out of Competition Titles; Jury Includes Nichols, Bekmambetov & Hatami

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) announces its jury members for the 2012 edition of the festival, including writer-director Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud"), director Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer") and Iranian actress Leila Hatami (2012's Foreign-Language Oscar winner "A Separation")...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 31, 2012 2:02 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel Talks 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

Caleb Deschanel is no stranger to heightened reality, but nothing could prepare the five-time Oscar nominee for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 22, 2012 12:59 PM
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Review Roundup: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Only Half Succeeds in Marrying American History with Stylized Vampire Pulverizing

Reviews are coming in for distinctively stylistic director Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." While the slo-mo-then-ramp-up action sequences are impressing, the story is lacking in coherency as it melds 3D bloodsuckers with a particularly pernicious moment in American history...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2012 12:15 PM
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