|Out on:||Download 14th Aug. 2020|
ALIENS ARE AMONG US AGAIN IN A STUNNING AND SCARY DEBUT FEATURE FROM 14 AUGUST
A space hero returns, and he’s brought something with him, as Vertigo Releasing announces the release of Russian sci-fi horror SPUTNIK, on digital platforms from 14th August.
Immediately gripping, ominously scored and truly frightening, SPUTNIK is the debut feature from Egor Abramenko, based on his short film of the same name. A gripping cross between Species and Chernobyl, or Arrival with fangs, this Cold War-era sci-fi chiller features a wonderful lead performance from Oksana Akinshina (Lilya 4-Ever, Bourne Supremacy) and is a smartly-scripted examination of a society unready, or unwilling, for change. This striking, unexpectedly moving debut from Abramenko delivers, and it comes as no surprise that SPUTNIK has proved the top-streaming title in Russia in the past two years.
At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commanding astronaut as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the astronaut's mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him.
SPUTNIK WILL BE RELEASED ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON 14 AUGUST
Vertigo Releasing is committed to discovering and championing the most important part of film: the talent. Our releases have grossed over $80 million at the UK box office. We have won multiple awards for our innovative campaigns for quality independent films such as The Assistant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Child’s Play, Death Wish, Mrs Lowry & Son, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Springbreakers, Horrid Henry, Streetdance, Bronson, Top Cat the Movie, The Time of Their Lives and Monsters.