Invasion is a 2020 Russian science fiction action film directed and produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk’s company by Art Pictures Studio and Vodorod.
The action of the film unfolds after the events described in Attraction (2017).
The film stars Irina Starshenbaum, Rinal Mukhametov, Alexander Petrov, Yuri Borisov, Oleg Menshikov and Sergei Garmash.
Invasion will be Bondarchuk’s third film and the eighth Russian film shot in IMAX format, the film premiered in preview from the end of December 26, 2019.
A wide distribution of the film was released in Russia on January 1, 2020 by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).
The Invasion Plot
The action takes place three years after the events of Attraction.
Julia (Irina Starshenbaum), who was saved from death with the help of extraterrestrial technologies,
has unusual abilities now.
The girl has become the object of the research conducted in secret laboratories of the Ministry of defense.
Julia’s new abilities attract not only people on Earth,
they are becoming a threat to extraterrestrial civilizations – because of that the Earth is threatened with invasion.
In March 2017, the project director Fyodor Bondarchuk officially confirmed the continuation of the project.
The budget for the second part was planned in the amount of 645 million rubles.
The preparatory process went on for a year and a half.
Unlike the first film, events do not take place in the Moscow district of Chertanovo,
but in the central part of Moscow, including the territory of Moscow State University and beyond.
As in the first part, the shooting took part in modern equipment of the Russian Armed Forces,
including the Aurus Senat car in the sedan version, which was created as part of the Cortege project.
Principal photography began on July 24, 2018, covered almost 10,000 kilometers and was held in the strictest confidence.
2 film crews were shot in Moscow, and were held in strict secrecy, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka Peninsula and Hungary.
The whole district of Moscow was cordoned off at night to shoot a scene of a chase,
They make it with eight cameras and a helicopter in Orlikov Lane and on the neighboring streets.
Part of the chase was shot on an unfinished section of the fourth ring road in Moscow, which was specially filled with cars.
Artists made a mini-expedition to Kaliningrad to shoot a Finnish episode of the beginning of the film,
one of the first scenes of which was shot during a real storm.
The film crew flew to Kamchatka, to Russian New Zealand, for 2 days for an astounding shooting of the final scene,
shot in the Ksudach stratovolcano, the last eruption of which occurred 100 years
It was in the legendary “Origo Studio” in Budapest that some scenes of complex floods,
they were shot with almost 450 people participating in a gigantic mobile stage formed by a gigantic pool fueled by fire hydrants where you can load jewelry.
Thus, the roof of a 9-story building was built there in full size and immersed under one of the scenes of the film.for filming underwater scenes,
Irina Starshenbaum studied diving for two months before shooting. Her record is 15 hours of filming in the pool.