A Russian film wants to be the first blockbuster in vertical format

A Russian film wants to be the first blockbuster in vertical format

The massification of the cell phone and the multiple applications that already have video as its main source of income, such as Instagram, Tik Tok and Snapchat, has made the vertical recording model take strength.

However, it is one thing to venture with videos of 2 to 3 minutes and another thing is to make a film in this format. At least in Russia they believe they have the formula to convert a tape recorded with that technique, in the first vertical box office success.

That is the premise of the director Timur Bekmambetov, Russian filmmaker who has worked in Hollywood in productions such as Ben Hur, Wanted Y Searching And now he intends to venture into his own film: V2 Escape From Hell.

The production is intended to be recorded entirely in vertical format and as Deadline reports, it is based on the real-life story of a Soviet pilot who hijacks a plane to escape from a German concentration camp.

It is not the first time that Bekmambetov ventures into these types of recordings, since he produced the Dead of night Snap original (specializing in short vertical content).It also produced experimental and technological projects in the past, including John Cho's thrillerSearchingYHardcore henry, which was filmed in first person perspective.

Visually, the film is built around a person; This is a story about a man who stands up and straightens his shoulders despite the circumstances.And about a rescue plane that rises to the sky, ”said the filmmaker about the plot of his film.

The truth is V2 Escape From Hell It is absolutely designed for mobile phones, in fact, it is being co-produced by the Russian mobile operator MTS, which launched it in the country through its own digital platform.

The film will begin its recordings in Russia in the next few days and is expected to be available in 2021, will be released in local language and also in English, with different scenes for each market, but always respecting and thinking about this format that is expected to be a box office success .

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