Another Official US Trailer for Russian Alien-on-Earth Horror 'Sputnik'
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2020
"It appears there was an incident in space." IFC Films has unveiled a new official US trailer for Sputnik, a freaky alien horror thriller about a mysterious extraterrestrial lifeform that arrives inside a Russian space capsule. We featured other official trailers for this movie a few months back. After returning to Earth, the capsule's only survivor has brought something else with him. They try to keep him in quarantine, but as we know from the original Alien (and also real life) that won't hold him for long. Starring Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, and Pyotr Fyodorov. After premiering in Russia earlier this year, the film has been getting mostly warm reviews from genre critics. The new poster (seen below) is also very cool. Worth a look.
Here's the official US trailer (+ new poster) for Egor Abramenko's Sputnik, direct from IFC's YouTube:
You can also watch the previous official trailers for Abramenko's Sputnik here, to see even more footage.
The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn't returned back home alone—hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature. His only hope: a doctor (Oksana Akinshina) who's ready to do whatever it takes to save her patient. Sputnik, originally known as Спутник in Russian, is directed by young Russian filmmaker Egor Abramenko, making his feature directorial debut after a few other short films previously. The screenplay is written by Oleg Malovichko and Andrei Zolotarev. This was supposed to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. It also already opened in Russia last month. IFC Midnight will release Abramenko's Sputnik in select US theaters + on VOD starting August 14th later this summer. Look scary?
Most of modern Russian sf films don't work perfectly, but that doesn't mean they are not good. Besides, they have one of the most powerful sf traditions in the world. So, yes, I trust in their stories and, apparently, special effects are improving ...
shiboleth on Jul 21, 2020
this actually looks pretty friggen good. After watching the atrocity that was Attraction, I've been jaded by Russian scifi. I hope this aims to break that trope
syntaxterror on Jul 21, 2020
Russian version of Alien:covenant.
Pincode on Jul 22, 2020
Having the original Russian dialogues give hope. But feels like trailer gave the whole story. She finds out they are going to kill him, she helps him escape. I hope the final twist is when they kill him but it is revealed that alien now lives in her.
manu muraleedharan on Jul 24, 2020
Yeah I agree! That sounds cool. Have to watch to find out what happens...
Alex Billington on Jul 24, 2020
Damn, now YOU've spoiled the final twist!!
whoafilms on Jul 28, 2020
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