Russian blockbuster Night Watch has been selected to represent Russia at next year'sAcademy Awards ceremony. .

Night Watch has rakedin some $16m, breaking all box-office records in Russia's post-Soviet historysince premiering on July 8.

The action-packed fantasy thriller featuringstate-of-the-art special effects turns contemporary Moscow into a battlegroundfor a century-old fight between the forces of light and darkness.