Russian Actors Crew Went Into Space To Shoot the First Movie in the World
The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, carrying Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild, and director Klim Shipenko, successfully went into space to shoot the film.
The Challenge will be the world's first film not filmed in a pavilion, but in space. For this, the Soyuz MS-18 board was re-equipped so that one person could operate it. The device is equipped with portable consoles, which will be controlled by Anton Shkaplerov.
The plot tells about a cardiac surgeon preparing for a flight to the ISS. One of the crew members loses consciousness after going into outer space, and his body may not be able to oppose the return to Earth. To save the astronaut, the hero will have to perform heart surgery in zero gravity.
The planned flight duration is 174 days, the crew will return in the spring of 2022. During this time, they have to shoot the materials, which will then turn out to be about 35 minutes of timing in the finished film.
The fact that the film crew will be sent to the ISS to shoot the film became known in the fall of 2020. At the same time, they began to conduct casting and medical selection. Before the flight, the filmmakers passed an exam on the knowledge of emergency situations that they may face onboard.
In the future, a series of documentaries will be filmed about the space industry and specialists who are involved in the production of launch vehicles and spacecraft. The project will demonstrate that space flights are becoming available not only for professionals, and will popularize the cosmonaut profession.
Previously, Hollywood also planned to shoot a film in space, the main character was chosen Tom Cruise. The details of the script were not disclosed.
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