Thanks to IFC Midnight, a new sci-fi thriller will be crash-landing in August...
...Originally set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival during the midnight section, IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Russian Sci-fi flick Sputnik from XYZ Films. Directed by Egor Abramenko and written by Oleg Malovichko and Andrei Zolotarevthe, the film takes viewers back to the Cold War, a time that was tense enough without other monstrous threats.
"At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him."
The film stars Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov, and Anton Vasilev.
Sputnik lands on VOD August 14th, 2020 from IFC Midnight.
By Matt Konopka
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