On March 7, 2023, Russian filmmakers officially released the trailer for “The Challenge”, the first film shot in space in 2021.
The video reveals the content of the work, in which the surgeon is played by a Russian actress. Yulia Peresild The character had to perform heart surgery on an astronaut in space because he could not return to Earth for treatment. The patient character is played by astronaut Oleg Novitskiy.
Yulia Peresild, Anton Shkaplerov and Klim Shipenko in astronaut costumes.
Yulia Peresild, Anton Shkaplerov and Klim Shipenko (from left) in astronaut costumes. (Photo: iStock).
Produced by Yellow, Black and White and Channel One Russia in association with the Russian space agency Roscomos, The film aims to popularize space activities and honor the work of astronauts.. Dmitri Rogozin himself, director of Roscosmos, is the producer “The challenge”.
Peresild and director Klim Shipenko traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) to film at an altitude of 400 km above Earth with astronaut Anton Shkaplerov in October 2021 and filmed the film in 12 days. Peresild was cast as the female lead in the film after Roscomos posted an audition notice in November 2020. In addition to providing audio tapes, actors must also undergo medical, physical and psychological tests to ensure that they They meet the requirements of space travel.
Just a few months after filming on the ISS ended, war broke out in Ukraine and in July 2022, Russia announced its intention to withdraw from the space station with which it had cooperated with NASA after 2024. “The challenge” is the first film shot in space, it is not the first project recorded on the ISS station. Previous films include a documentary directed by Tom Cruise in 2002 and an 8-minute sci-fi film shot by businessman Richard Garriott in 2012. Cruise and director Doug Liman also hope to win the title of first picture taken in space by revealing they were working on a project with NASA and Elon Musk’s company SpaceX in 2020.
Movie “The challenge” will be released on April 12. “The challenge” cost $14.69 million while Cruise’s film’s budget was $200 million.
Article source: VNE
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Russian filmmakers officially released the trailer for “The Challenge” on March 7, 2023, the first film shot in space in…