Russian Alien Thriller ‘Sputnik’ Acquired by IFC Midnight – Trailer Inside

The Tribeca Film Festival may have been postponed this year due to the ongoing pandemic but that doesn’t mean that some of the films set to premiere at the prestigious event won’t still be snatched up by eager distributors. One such film is Egor Abramenko’s feature-length directorial debut Sputnik, which is based on a short film that he released in 2017 titled The Passenger.

Deadline announced that IFC Midnight has acquired the rights for North America and is set to release the film on August 14th. Sputnik was written by Andrei Zolotarev and Oleg Malovichko. The film stars Oksana Akinshina (The Bourne Supremacy), Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov and Anton Vasilev.

The synopsis of the film, via Tribeca’s website, is as follows:

Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.

The trailer (available in Russian only at this time) is below.

Larry Dwyer
Larry Dwyer has been writing for Horror News Network since 2012. Catch up with him on Twitter at @LarryDwyer and read his in-depth bio on our About Us page.

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