The space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union, which occurred in the second half of the twentieth century, can be “relaunched.” Russia plans to send an actor and filmmaker to the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians want to make their first feature film extraterrestrial. WatchmanThe expedition is scheduled to take place on the 5th of October.
Well, at the same time, the United States will also have a cinematography team. The film stars Tom Cruise, from the “Mission Impossible” saga, and directed by Doug Lehman, from “The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, among others.
The exact date of the Hollywood star’s departure has not been revealed, but the departure of the Russians in the early 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 their interstellar plans were approved for Cruise and the company, which is backed by NASA and Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX.
In November 2020, an advertisement by the Russian space agency Roscosmos stated that he was looking for a “true superhero to go to the stars … and at the same time to become a major international star.”
Candidates for the heroine, as announced, must be between 25 and 40 years old, hold Russian citizenship, weigh between 50 and 70 kg, and have a “chest waist” of 112 cm. In addition, they should be able to run a kilometer in three and a half minutes or less, swim 800 meters (freestyle) in 20 minutes, and dive from a 3-meter jump platform “with great technique”. No previous acting experience was required.
Actress Yulia Peresild, 36, was chosen. You’ll travel to the International Space Station with 37-year-old director Clem Shepenko. according to The Guardian, S.The two will undergo training, including centrifugation tests and trips without gravity, starting June 1 at the latest.
This pre-trip camp will be documented by one of Russia’s leading TV channels, Channel 1, which will also be involved in the production of the film, as well as Dmitry Rogozin, General Manager of Roscosmos.
Regarding the date that will be recorded, the Russian Space Agency said it was a “space drama” aimed at “popularizing Russian space activities, as well as glorifying the profession of astronauts.”
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