Retro Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Sputnik’ (2020) Hits Select Theaters and VOD

IFC Midnight recently acquired the North American rights to Egor Abramenko’s directorial debut SPUTNIK from XYZ Films.  Abramenko’s short film THE PASSENGER played in the 2017 Fantastic Film Festival in Austin and was the inspiration for this all new, retro sci-fi thriller.

Check out the trailer below, then read how you can catch it in select theaters and on video on demand!

Synopsis for SPUTNIK

Russia, 1983 – Cold War tensions at their peak. A terrifying scene is discovered at the landing site of spacecraft Orbit-4. The commander is dead, the flight engineer in coma. The third crew member, Valery Basov, has survived, but he has lost his memory from the horrific experience and cannot shed light on the cause of the accident.

In a secluded government facility, under the vigilant watch of armed guards, psychologist Tatiana Klimova must cure the astronaut’s amnesia and unravel the mystery. In the process, she learns that Orbit-4 may have carried back an alien parasite that threatens to consume them all.

The film stars Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov, and Anton Vasilev. The script was written by Oleg Malovichko and Andrei Zolotarev.

Check out the official poster art!

Sputnik (2020)

Sputnik hits select theaters and video on demand August 14, 2020. Look for it!

Final Thoughts

Looks great! I grew up during the Cold War, so I think it’s cool they set it in 1983.  Good sci-fi is hard to find these days. I’m definitely looking forward to giving this one a look.

What do you think? Did you enjoy the trailer? Will you check out Sputnik in theaters or on demand? Tell u sin the comments!

About Kenn Hoekstra

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