Police Major Igor Grom is known throughout St. Petersburg for his disruptive character and irreconcilable position in relation to criminals of all stripes.
Incredible strength, analytical mind and incorruptibility - all this makes Major Thunder the ideal police officer who knows no obstacles.
But everything changes dramatically with the appearance of a man wearing a Plague Doctor mask.
Declaring that his city is "sick with the plague of lawlessness", he is taken for "treatment", killing people who at one time escaped punishment with the help of money and high status in society.
Society is agitated. The police are powerless. For the first time Igor is faced with difficulties in the investigation, on the results of which the fate of the entire city may depend ...Massive thank you to my good friend Justin 'Pun' Isaac for sharing this Russian comic book movie trailer with me.
It looks rather Batman-esque, but also very European in the sense that story is about trying to capture a costumed character, rather than the having the vigilante as the protagonist.
While it transpires that the trailer isn't new, Major Grom: Plague Doctor is due out in Russia on April 1, and time has no meaning these days anyway.
New comic book movies - especially of a vigilante bent - are always welcome here at HeroPress HQ.
In its homeland, the Major Thunder comic, from Russia's largest comic book publisher, Bubble, is a top-selling title that has been running for eight years and claims a circulation of a million readers.
Its cinematic journey began in February 2017 with a release of a short, proof of concept, film which, in the space of a month, attracted 20 million views, demonstrating that there was an audience for a live-action adaptation of this character.