Cinema's toughest filming locations

Russian team returns to Earth after filming first movie in space

Stars Insider

18/10/21 | StarsInsider


Intense drama calls for dramatic scenes, and that often means filming in extreme locations. Movies have been shot in humid, bug-invested jungles, hot, arid deserts, and on remote and freezing glaciers. Near-inaccessible islands, wild untamed rivers, and isolated snow-capped mountains have also served as realistic and often perilous backdrops.

Now, even space has become a plausible filming location. A Russian film crew has just returned to Earth after shooting scenes for the first movie in space, fittingly called 'Challenge.' Director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild were filming for 12 days at the International Space Station, which suffered an unexpected glitch in its thrusters on October 15 which halted filming, according to the BBC. Their arrival back on Earth was also filmed for a real touchdown scene, in Kazakhstan on October 17. The actress and director will now undergo a 10-day rehab at Russia's Star City training base.

The cinematic space race had a top contender in Tom Cruise, who is reportedly working on a project with Nasa and Elon Musk's SpaceX, but Russia got there first! 

Caught your interest? Then click through and be impressed by cinema's toughest filming locations.


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