• [NEWS] English-language remake of "Sputnik" in development (sci-fi horror)

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films, rec.arts.sf.movies on Tue Mar 30 15:51:28 2021
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    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Matt Reeves to produce English-language remake
    of sci-fi feature Sputnik
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    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
    Vasilev.


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  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Tue Mar 30 09:35:13 2021
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    On Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:51:28 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From ComingSoon.net ...


    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
    Vasilev.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1167682-matt-reeves-to-produce-english-language-remake-of-sci-fi-feature-sputnik>

    The Russian version is well-made and does a good job.

    It was, however, a bit too Soviet for my taste.

    Perhaps because, never having lived in the Soviet Union, I missed some
    of the referential nuances and stuff.

    In this case, the English version might be "better" -- in the sense of
    being less Soviet. Or, rather, using a Western version of what the
    Soviet Union was like, rather than a realistic one.

    It would be hard for it to be better in any other way, IMHO.
    --
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    "I have envied him long since."
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