Russian Actress and Director All Set to Make World History, Will Travel to Orbit to Shoot Movie Scenes


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.


Russian Actress and Director All Set to Make World History, Will Travel to Orbit to Shoot Movie Scenes

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.

Russian Actress and Director All Set to Make World History, Will Travel to Orbit to Shoot Movie Scenes
Source: Los Angeles Times

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.

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