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Russian science fiction thriller ‘Attraction’ sold to 43 countries ahead of release date

November 21, 2016, 19:14 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Attraction tells the story of a UFO shot down over a Moscow residential neighborhood, various federal agencies appear at the crash site to decide on evacuating the locals
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Feodor Bondarchuk

Feodor Bondarchuk

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MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. The Russian science fiction action film by Feodor Bondarchuk has already been sold for distribution to 43 countries ahead of its January 26, 2017 Russian release date, the director told TASS on November 21 prior to the film’s trailer presentation.

"As of now, Attraction has been sold to 43 countries, we are entering a wide release in China, and have covered a lot of ground in the east - (Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei, Japan), Germany. And at the last AFM market, where we showed the entire film, Italy and France have been added to the list," said Bondarchuk.

"There is also an interest from partners from English-speaking countries and we are in active negotiations with them," he added.

Attraction tells the story of a UFO shot down over a Moscow residential neighborhood, various federal agencies appear at the crash site to decide on evacuating the locals.

The film will be shown in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters.

According to the Sony Pictures Releasing Russia press service, the special visual effects were done by MainRoadPost, the same agency that worked on Bondarchuk’s WWII feature Stalingrad. For the new film, it took a team of 250 professionals and over 7,000 hours to create the apocalyptic special effects.

Bondarchuk says that the new film is nothing like his previous movies. "I spent a long time searching for the material that I could spend three years of my life on. In this film, the time of today is very quick and concentrated. Today it moves, and stirs, and we can’t say that it's a calm period, and that is what moved me to make Attraction," he said.

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