Doomsday scenarios are a popular plot element of dark future thrillers. In “Project Gemini” we have already passed this stage, because the earth can no longer be saved. A virus has destroyed almost the entire flora. There are hardly any food sources left for the last humans, whose fate now depends on finding a new home in space immediately.
Scientists have identified the exoplanet Tess as promising. An international team of astronauts (including Egor Koreshkov, Dmitriy Frid and Lisa Martinez) is now going on an expedition into space to visit it. With the help of an extraterrestrial device found years ago, they are supposed to start terraforming there. But while jumping through a wormhole, something goes terribly wrong. The spaceship goes completely off course and lands in an uncharted part of the galaxy…
Not only in terms of the story, but also visually, the whole thing is suspiciously reminiscent of Hollywood role models such as “Alien”, “Prometheus” and “Event Horizon”. In Russia, “Project Gemini” debuted in cinemas at the beginning of January 2022, and the USA followed in March with a video-on-demand launch. In this country appears “Project Gemini“ now on October 28, 2022 on Blu-ray and DVD:
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Serik Beyseu was previously only active as an editor for various Russian TV series and the space action film “Salyut-7”, which was made for the cinema. With “Project Gemini” he made his directorial debut and was already eyeing the international market. Beyseu shot it not only in Russian, but also in English at the same time.
The most familiar actor in the cast to western audiences is probably the lead actor Egor Koreshkov. In our latitudes, however, the Muscovite has so far been exclusive to comedies such as “Girls Got Game” or “Gorko! – Bittersweet Wedding Kisses”. Let’s see if he can also convince in a dramatic action role.
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