Village Roadshow Pictures will team with Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company and XYZ Films on an English-language remake of Russian sci-fi-thriller “Sputnik”.
Set in the Soviet Union in the 1980s during the Cold War, the story 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.
Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryushenko, Fedor Bondarchuk and Ilya Stewart will produce.
Egor Abramenko helmed the film which was released in Russia in April 2020 and in North America by IFC. It was the first big Russian release to go straight to digital platforms during the lockdown and now marks the rare Russian film to get an English language remake.