‘The Challenge’: Russia is already shooting the first film from space

The actress and the director of the Russian production are already at the International Space Station. We tell you all the details.

Interstellar, First Man O Gravity are some of the successful films that deal with space. Can you imagine a fiction shot beyond Earth? It may sound crazy, but we’re closer to that space become the new set Fashion. Russian production The Challenge He has gotten ahead of Tom Cruise and is already shooting the first movie from space.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is in the International Space Station with the crew consisting of: actress Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Ahkaplerov. For a total of 12 days, the filmmaker and the actress will record most of the scenes that will make up the film.

To carry out this mission, the team has prepared at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow. Four months in which they have had a hard training and they have taken plane trips to simulate zero gravity for seconds. In addition, they have prepared all the details to shoot in space taking into account the limitations of movement, lighting and other technical aspects.

Tom Cruise will no longer be the first to shoot in space: the Russian production The Challenge snatches the position

Although the details that are known about the film are scarce, it is known what the main story will be. The plot will revolve around a russian surgeon which is sent to the International Space Station to save the life of a cosmonaut.


A) Yes The Challenge becomes the first film as such that records in space. However, documentaries or short films have already recorded scenes outside of Earth. Recently, Netflix filmed SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission where four tourists traveled to space for the first time. The documentary series Countdown about this stellar mission is now available on the streaming platform.

The Russian production has been ahead of the tape that Tom Cruise want to record in the space. The actor will travel to space with Elon Musk, owner of the galactic travel company Space X, in charge of transportation on the Space X Crew Dragon, and together with former astronaut Miguel López-Alegría. Along with them, the director Doug Liman who will be in charge of bringing Cruise’s space adventure in film form to the big screen.


William Shatner, the actor who played the mythical Captain Kirk in Star Trek, will be one of the crew that travels into space with Blue Origin. The company created by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has a new mission to space next October 12 °.

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The spaceflight will depart from West Texas, just like the one Bezos did, and with Shatner there will be three more crew members. A short round trip with which the Canadian actor will become the oldest person to come out of the earth. “It is never too late to experience new things”, has answered in reference to his age. His enthusiasm for this exciting journey can also be seen on his twitter account: “So I can already say something. Yes, it’s true, I’m going to be a bullet man!”