A Russian actress and director flew to the International Space Station on Tuesday; to bid history as they make their first-ever movie in the orbit. The cast and crew of the upcoming film; are all set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year. However, star Tom Cruise was rumored to film in space; in a collaboration with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Russian Actress and Director to Shoot Movie Scenes in Space
In a shocking statement on Tuesday, Russian actress and director, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko; are set to film a movie in earth’s orbit. Yulia, 37, and Shipenko, 38, are on their way; to beat Tom Cruise’s upcoming space project. The duo took off from Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in former Soviet Kazakhstan at 8:55 GMT.
However, Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscomos space agency said that everything went as they had planned. The cast and crew are all set to travel to earth’s orbit in a Soyuz MS-19 spaceship for a 12-days mission at the International Space Station. Moreover, they will film scenes for “The Challenge”. A Russian TV broadcasted the spacecraft as it was blasting off into space.
Secretive Plot and Budget
The movie’s plan and budget were kept secretive for a long time. However, the creators recently revealed that the movie will revolve around a female surgeon who goes to International Space Station to save an astronaut. Moreover, the Russian astronaut, Anton Shkaplerov; will also have his cameo role in the upcoming film. The ISS crew, which includes a French, a Japanese, and three NASA astronauts; will welcome the Russian actress and the director as the hatch opens. However, we don’t know much about the film; because the creators have refrained from providing any further information.
The Russian Actress and Director Faced Several Difficulties
Speaking up about their difficulties, the Russian actress and director said; that it was not at all easy. They went through a lot of physical, emotional, and psychological pain during the whole process. But they are very positive about the results.
Yulia and Shipenko will return to earth on October 17; after completing their filming process in the orbit. However, the mission will come as a great success to the Russians if everything goes well. Besides that, it is believed that this approach will encourage more Russians to gain their interests back in space and spacecraft.