Russian Superhero Film ‘Guardians’ Will Get North American Release
In February Russia was given their own version of the Avengers in the form of Guardians. Guardians is a superhero film that follows four individuals who were enhanced by a mad scientist during the cold war to be the ultimate weapons. Struggling to find normalcy in modern day, the heroes are called upon to face supernatural forces that threaten Russia and to exact revenge on the scientist who created them. Together the team is made up of a man who controls elements, a super soldier assassin, an invisible woman, and a man who can turn into a large grizzly bear. Think a team made up of Aang, Bucky Barnes, Susan Storm, and well a huge man bear (Pretty much a first). Sounds awesome right? Well, it bombed in the Russian domestic market. With a reported budget of 5 million U.S. dollars, their return was around 3.7 million.
While disappointing, it has led to Shout! Factory acquiring the rights to the film. They plan on releasing the film later this summer in the United States and Canada on digital, home video, and streaming sites. Guardians did not do well in Russia, but with superheroes firing on all cylinders in the North American market, a different take on humans with super powers may be just what the doctor ordered.
With all that being said, what is your interest level in seeing this movie? Do you want to give the new superhero team a chance, or would you rather pass? Let us know what you think about the upcoming film in the comments below! Also checkout the trailer below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter