Russia’s Version of ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ In Development

Russia, in its best-footed attempt at taking after Warner Bros., will finance its own version of a patriotic flag-waving film with “The Brest Fortress,” an $8 million project about Russia’s stronghold defense against Nazi Germany in 1941, Variety reports.

It will mark the first fully-financed film since Soviet times according to Ruben Dishdishian, head of Central Partnership, Russia’s leading production company.

We guess, From Russia with Love will now be something to which the Hollywood film community will aspire.