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Friday, July 20, 2018 5:23am ET by  

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Film to be made in memory of Olympic figure skater stabbed to death

A new movie is set to be made in memory of the Olympic medal-winning figure skater, Denis Ten, who was stabbed to death yesterday (July 19) by two men who tried to steal his car mirrors in Kazakhstan.

Six days before his death, Ten had entered a Screenlife Project competition held by Timur Bekmambetov, and had pitched an idea for a romantic movie about a blossoming romance.

Bekmambetov is the director, producer and screenwriter behind movies such as Night Watch, Day Watch, Wanted, The Snow Queen and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

25-year-old Ten won bronze at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014. He also won silver in the World Championships in 2013 and bronze in 2015.

Today Bekmambetov confirmed that he will produce the movie Ten pitched to him, saying: “This is an enormous tragedy.

“We will try to make his ideas a reality, so that we can dedicate a film to the talented Ten.”

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