Nathan at Registan has the story of Timur Bekmambetov's Hollywood period. His Russian hit, Night Patrol, was the talk of Moscow when we lived there. Now the ethnic Uzbek, Russian director has a sequel, Day Patrol. And he's been picked by an American studio to do some English-language films. There's a link to the Night Patrol website, here. As they say in Tashkent, "Juda yaxshi!"