Timur Bekmambetov has said that the future of his upcoming adaptation of Sergei Lukyanenko’s Twilight Watch is in trouble.
In an interview with Bloody-Disgusting, Bekmambetov seemed uncertain to the point of dismissive about the film, while still taking time to promote Wanted. “It’s a big mess! I don’t know what will happen with this project,” the Russian director told reporters from the website. “Wanted took its place. Wanted became the American version of Night Watch. So for the moment I am not doing this.” When questioned further about why he wouldn’t be involved with the production, having directed both Night Watch and Day Watch, Bekmambetov was evasive. “I don’t know what I could add, how to make it different. Right now it would just be another Wanted.”
Sergei Lukyanenko’s ‘Watch’ tetralogy has received critical acclaim since Night Watch was first published in 1998. Set in Russia, the story revolves around two supernatural groups who oppose and police each other.