The joint Yellow, Black and White and Disney project The Last Warrior was the biggest Russian film in 2017, beating all box-office records.
The film’s hero is a young man who is miraculously transported from the Moscow of today to the fantasy world of Belogorye. This parallel world is inhabited by characters from Russian fairy tales; it is full of magic, and disputes are resolved by sword fights between knights. Ivan suddenly finds himself in the middle of a battle between good and evil, but it is unclear why he is playing such an important part in the events, which it is said were made just for him.
A sequel to the film has been announced, which will be called The Last Warrior: The Root of Evil.
Shooting begins in June and will last a whole year. In the second part, dark forces attack Belogorye, and Ivan, the son of Russian folk hero Ilya Muromets, saves the world. The film is scheduled for release in December 2020.