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Matt Reeves to produce English-language remake
of sci-fi feature Sputnik
Matt Reeves' (The Batman) 6th & Idaho production company is
teaming up with Village Roadshow Pictures (The Matrix, Joker)
along with XYZ Films (Mandy) to develop an English-language
remake of the 2020 Russian sci-fi horror Sputnik, according
to Deadline. The remake is currently in development and will
be produced by Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, and Rafi Chrohn for
6th & Idaho; Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryushenko for
Vodorod Pictures; Art Pictures' Fedor Bondarchuk; and Hype
Film's Ilya Stewart.
"We believe Sputnik will translate well to English-speaking
audiences and continue to captivate moviegoers worldwide with
its thrilling story. We are eager to begin production and
believe we have some of the best partners in the industry to
reimagine Egor's original vision while staying true to the
film's journey," said Jillian Apfelbaum, Village Roadshow
Pictures' Executive Vice President, Feature Film.
Set in the Soviet Union in the 1980s during the Cold War, the
film follows a young female doctor who is recruited by the
military to assess a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space
accident and returned to Earth with a dangerous organism
living inside him.
"Sputnik was the first big Russian release to go straight to
digital platforms during the lockdown, everyone was staying at
home and an unprecedented amount of people watched it, the
release created a lot of buzz both in Russia and globally. I'm
very proud that Sputnik now is a rare Russian film to get an
English language remake," said Russian producer Fedor
Bondarchuk, who also stars in the original.
Executive producers for the project include Egor Abramenko,
Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya, Alina Tyazhlova, and Mila Rozanova,
alongside XYZ Films. Jillian Apfelbaum (Late Night) is
overseeing for Village Roadshow Pictures.
The original Sputnik was directed by Egor Abramenko and written
by Oleg Malovichko and Andrey Zolotarev. The movie starred
Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov, and Anton
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