This is the first time a movie of this type has been recorded in the room. What Yulia Peresild will do in front of the camera is the essence of the drama «the challenge».
Movies were recorded in the room before, but there were no plays. Space movies so far have been pure documentaries like «beautiful planet“And”Hubble». They are based on movie clips taken by astronauts.
Director Klim Sibenko will be in the room with Peresild on October 5. He will be responsible not only for the output, but also for the lighting, camera, sound and makeup.
He must be a doctor
Peresild and Sjipenko will score enough material to fill 35 to 40 minutes of the film. The plot is that an astronaut on the space station becomes seriously ill, but is unstable enough to return to Earth for treatment.
Surgeon Xenia (Peresild) was trained in record time for space travel. There she will perform a complex heart operation for the sick astronaut.
Professional cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov will take part in the film. They are now on the space station. One of them is being a sick astronaut. Probably the company Novitsky. He will be with the two directors when they return to Earth on October 17th.
Almost fully trained
In May this year, the 37-year-old actress and her 38-year-old director began training. She was already in perfect shape, but he had to lose fifteen kilograms to fit into the space suit.
They are trained in emergency procedures and what it takes to control a spacecraft if one of the professional astronauts on board is expelled. The directors were awarded the title of Flight Engineers.
They should leave Earth on the ship Soyuz MS-19.
There was strong opposition to the project. The Russian state contributes spacecraft, missiles, logistics and training. These are resources that could have been used for other things in the Russian space programme.
The commander of the space force in Russia is a legend of cosmonauts Sergey Krikalev, lost his job after setting his sights on stopping the journey to Peresild. After violent protests Of the other cosmonauts, Krikalev regained his job.
Russian space agency Roscosmos Supports production for several reasons. The administration believes that the film will motivate young people to become astronauts, that the space program will get a lot of publicity and that the actual execution of the film is a realistic exercise in sending people into space quickly.
The Americans are coming
Another movie is expected to be shot on the International Space Station. Nobody but star Tom Cruise should have agreed to play the lead role.
When this will happen is now completely uncertain. When then-NASA chief Jim Bridenstine congratulated Cruise on the role last year, the plan was for the actor to go to space in October of this year.
Axiom Space is responsible for the flight itself. They rented rockets and spacecraft from SpaceX, and NASA agreed to use the space station. First flight to Axiom Space It happens according to plan in February of next year, and Tom Cruise was not with her.
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