It was recently reported that Russia would win the race against the United States to shoot the first feature film in space and now it’s official.
Russian movie the challenge From director Kim Shipenko with actress Yulia Peresild, it will be filmed first and then it will be up to Tom Cruise and his edge of tomorrowDirector Doug Lyman.
Shipenko and Peresild both received rapid astronaut training, and on September 16 a panel of medical and safety experts gave them the green light to fly to the International Space Station on October 5.
At a press conference, Peresild said it was too late to be afraid. “If you are afraid of wolves, don’t go into the woods,” she added. “There is no more time to be afraid.”
According to CEO Konstantin Ernst of Russia’s Channel One, one of the driving forces behind it the challenge, There is no doubt the race with the United States.
“Cinema is not a sport,” said Ernst. “It would have been more fun if we got to the International Space Station at the same time with Tom Cruise and we could shoot our movies together.”
Channel One will broadcast the Shipenko and Peresild launch live, both on TV and in several languages via the Internet. Enst describes it as “a breathtaking reality show and an opportunity to attract millions of viewers”.
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