Today, September 18th, TRITE Studio by Nikita Mikhalkov in cooperation with Russia 1 Channel and Central Partnership movie company launched the production of a large-scale blockbuster "The Crew".
Starring: Danila Kozlovsky, Vladimir Mashkov, Katerina Spitza and Agne Grudyte. Director - Nikolai Lebedev who have already worked with TRITE Studio while creating "The Legend №17".
This is a story of Alexey Guschin - a young aircraft commander, who renounces authorities and acts according to his personal honor code. He was kicked out of military forces for refusing to fulfill an absurd order and only by miracle got a chance to stay in commercial aviation.
Now he has a mentor – Leonid Zinchenko, who's a severe and scrupulous pilot-in-command, and a colleague and co-pilot - unapproachable beauty Aleksandra. Their relations are quite complicated, but between life and death when the ground crumbles under the feet - the sky is the only way to escape and Guschin goes through his paces. Only by working together the crew can save hundreds of lives.
The shooting will continue until the beginning of 2015 and will be held in Moscow, the Moscow region and Crimea.
"The Crew" is the second Russian movie after "Stalingrad" which will be released in IMAX. And for the first time in Russian movie making up to date IMAX cameras will be used.
"We are extremely pleased that it will be “The Crew” movie. By the way, these IMAX cameras were used by Michael Bay while shooting last "Transformers” with the worldwide box office of more than a billion dollars," - says Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and senior executive vice president of IMAX. "The Crew" is a story of true heroism of crew members which reveals in a very difficult situation. Leonid Vereschagin, with whom we have worked on this idea - is a real professional, and we are very pleased that he, together with his partners and the entire film crew, has become part of the IMAX "family".