You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs to produce toon series

'Chromosapiens' to air on Paramount Comedy in Russia

KARLOVY VARY — Bazelevs, the Moscow shingle of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” helmer Timur Bekmambetov, is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks on a series of short cartoons, which have the working title “Chromosapiens.”

The move reps the first foray into TV for Bekmambetov, who forged a career as a director in Russia with films including “Night Watch” and “Day Watch,” before moving to Hollywood.

The 12 animated comedy shorts, each two minutes long, will air in the fall to the four million households in Russia that receive the Paramount Comedy channel.

The project includes groundbreaking, patent-pending technology FilmLanguage, developed by Bazelevs with the support of Russian non-profit organization The Skolkovo Foundation.

FilmLanguage will enable users to create their own animated shorts featuring “Chromosapiens” characters by converting natural language text directly into animation. The FilmLanguage platform will be accessed through Paramount Comedy’s Russian website and will be available to fans across the country.

More TV

  • Apple Computers Logo Placeholder

    Apple Orders 'Calls' English-Language Series Adaptation

    KARLOVY VARY — Bazelevs, the Moscow shingle of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” helmer Timur Bekmambetov, is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks on a series of short cartoons, which have the working title “Chromosapiens.” The move reps the first foray into TV for Bekmambetov, who forged a career as a director in Russia with films […]

  • Daria MTV

    MTV Launches Studio, Sets 'Daria,' 'Real World,' 'Aeon Flux' Revivals

    KARLOVY VARY — Bazelevs, the Moscow shingle of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” helmer Timur Bekmambetov, is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks on a series of short cartoons, which have the working title “Chromosapiens.” The move reps the first foray into TV for Bekmambetov, who forged a career as a director in Russia with films […]

  • German Broadcasters Buy ‘All Together Now’

    German Broadcasters Seal International Format Deals

    KARLOVY VARY — Bazelevs, the Moscow shingle of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” helmer Timur Bekmambetov, is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks on a series of short cartoons, which have the working title “Chromosapiens.” The move reps the first foray into TV for Bekmambetov, who forged a career as a director in Russia with films […]

  • Steve November Neil Zeiger

    Lionsgate, Nevision Pact for Drama About Middle East Oil (EXCLUSIVE)

    KARLOVY VARY — Bazelevs, the Moscow shingle of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” helmer Timur Bekmambetov, is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks on a series of short cartoons, which have the working title “Chromosapiens.” The move reps the first foray into TV for Bekmambetov, who forged a career as a director in Russia with films […]

  • Finland's IPR Fund Bets On Pantomimus'

    Finnish Media Fund IPR Bets on 'The Red Harlequin’s' Development

    KARLOVY VARY — Bazelevs, the Moscow shingle of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” helmer Timur Bekmambetov, is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks on a series of short cartoons, which have the working title “Chromosapiens.” The move reps the first foray into TV for Bekmambetov, who forged a career as a director in Russia with films […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content