Cinema's toughest filming locations

Russian team returns to Earth after filming first movie in space

Stars Insider

11/01/22 | 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 shot scenes in space, for a movie 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 that halted filming, according to the BBC. Their arrival back on Earth was also filmed for a real touchdown scene, this in Kazakhstan on October 17. 

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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