Guardians, called “Zaschitniki” in Russian, is a superhero film which looks to be Russia’s answer to the blockbuster Marvel or DC Comicbook films.
Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named “Patriot” gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.
The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, which each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland.
The film looks to be a lot of fun and the group includes:
- Ler, who is armed with all forms of earth manipulation abilities.
- Arsus, has the ability to transform himself into a large bear (fully or partially).
- Khan, is an expert with all kinds of blades and martial arts. Primarily he is seen wielding the twin, crescent like blades which resemble a scimitar.
- Xenia, is flexible and agile to a superhuman degree and with water abilities. She can move on water as if it were ground and float through it as if it were air.
Check out the trailer below.
Guardians has a February 23, 2017 release date in Russia and is directed by Sarik Andreasyan starring Sebastien Sisak, Sanzhar Madiyev, Anton Pampushnyy, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando, Stanislav Shirin and Vyacheslav Razbegaev.
A sequel to this film is already being planned.
Hopefully they will have a U.S. release date soon.