The space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union, which took place in the late twentieth century, can be “relaunched”. Russia plans to send an actor and a film director to the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians want to make their first feature film on Earth. Guardian, The campaign is scheduled for 5 October.
At the same time, there will also be a cinematographic team in the United States. The film will feature Tom Cruise from the “Mission Impossible” saga, and “The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, directed by Doug Liman.
The exact date for the Hollywood star’s departure has not yet been revealed, but the Russians’ departure in the first days of the month indicates that they intend to get there before the Americans.
The news that Russia was preparing for space production was released last year shortly after Cruise and the company, backed by NASA and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, approved their interstellar plans.
In November 2020, a cast announcement by the Russian space agency Roskosmos stated that he was “looking for a real superhero to go up to the stars … and become a big international star as well”.
As announced, candidates for the film’s female protagonist must be between 25 and 40 years old, Russian citizenship, weight between 50 kg and 70 kg, and a “chest waist” of up to 112 cm. In addition, they must be able to run a kilometer in three and a half minutes or less, swim 800 meters (freestyle) in 20 minutes and dive off a 3 meter springboard with “an impressive technique”. No previous experience in acting was required.
The 36-year-old actress chosen was Yulia Perschild. She will travel to the ISS with 37-year-old director Klim Shipenko. According to The Guardian, OBoth will undergo training, including centrifugation tests and zero-gravity flights, which will begin no later than June 1.
This pre-flight camp will be documented by one of Russia’s major TV channels, Channel One, which will also be involved in the production of the film, as well as Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roskosmos.
Regarding recorded history, the Russian Space Agency merely stated that it is a “space drama” aimed at “popularizing Russian space activities, as well as glorifying the profession of astronauts”.
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