The purpose of the International Space Station (ISS), stationed in space 400 kilometers above the Earth, is no longer just for scientific research. ISS is also being used for many other purposes. A few years ago it was reported that Hollywood actor Tom Cruise would shoot one of his films in space. However, Russia has achieved this feat before that. Russia has released the trailer of ‘The Challenge’, the first feature film shot in space. In the year 2021, the film was shot on the International Space Station (ISS) for 12 days.
Releasing on April 20, ‘The Challenge’ will be the first feature-length film whose actors and director took a space flight to shoot. The film is about a female cardiac surgeon, Zhenya. Zhenya is part of a team of doctors and is sent to the space station to save the life of an astronaut. Will she be able to succeed in her mission? This is shown in the film.
Russian actress Yulia Peresild plays Zhenya in the film. Oleg Novitsky will be seen in the role of cosmonaut. As per reports, the film is a joint project of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Russia’s Channel One and Yellow, Black and White Studios.
The film was shot in October 2021 at the International Space Station. A few months later, in February, Russia invaded Ukraine. The Russian Space Agency announced this film in the year 2020. Yulia Peresild, 37, was chosen for the role of Zhenya in the film. The Challenge trailer has been released on Roscosmos TV. Seeing the trailer of about 3 minutes, it is known that how brilliantly the actors have played their character in space.
According to information, the film’s actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko traveled to the International Space Station with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. This film was shot on ISS for 12 days. It is worth noting that this is the first feature length film shot on the ISS, but not the first project.
It is said that in the Soviet era, astronauts shot a short film aboard the Soyuz T-9. Another short science story ‘Apogee of Fear’ has been shot in space. All these were films of short duration. For the first time a feature length film has been shot in space. It is being said that 35 to 40 minutes of scenes of ‘The Challenge’ were shot in space. the daily mail wrote It is estimated that The Challenge cost approximately 1.115 billion rubles (£12.4 million) (1.21 billion rupees) to make.