Borat Sequel Underway as Awesome Director Challenges Sacha Baron Cohen to Lawsuit

He'd been threatening this for a while, but Erkin Rakishev has finally delivered: The Kazakh filmmaker is well underway on My Brother Borat, the unauthorized sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen's 2006 blockbuster (and source of much loathing in Kazakhstan) Borat. And now there's video proof to go around -- in addition to fighting words from Rakishev himself, who will defend his country's honor in court if he has to.

As shameless publicity grabs go, it's hard to beat this one: A blatant rip-off of a national scourge for the sake of... what, exactly? It's not as though this film will ever legally see the light of day in most countries, though it it could conceivably find some cult following in pieces online. And let's hope so, because Rakishev's tale of an American who meets Borat's brother Bilo (who is namechecked as a cage-dwelling troglodyte in Larry Charles's film) during a visit to Kazakhstan promises to be awesome. And if you don't believe me, just check out the trenchant miracle-in-the-making below. Have we found this generation's Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story? [via Caveat Viator]