As co-directed by Alexander Voitinsky and Dmitry Kiselev and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian-language science fiction thriller Black Lightning concerns a student, whose life turns a bizarre corner when he learns that the battered car he received from his father is capable of flight. He instantly assumes an alternate identity, as a crime-fighting superhero named 'Black Lightning,' and watches his reputation at school shift from outcast to Mr. Popularity, overnight. Meanwhile, villains learn of the car's capabilities and will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.
by Nathan Southern synopsis