First ‘The Flight Crew’ Full-Length Trailer

Russian Disaster Movie

Studio TriTe has released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Russian blockbuster The Flight Crew (Ekipazh), the country’s first local disaster movie and the second film that will be released via Imax (the first was a 2013 action war drama film Stalingrad directed by Fedor Bondarchuk).

Nikolai Lebedev’s remake of the 1979 smash soviet hit Air Crew is expected to premiere in Russia on April 14, 2016.

The Flight Crew tells the story of a young talented pilot Alexei Gushchin (Danila Kozlovsky), who does not accept authority. For failure to comply with an absurd order, he’s being discharged from the military. The young man with attitude gets the chance to fly a commercial plane, but it’s not as easy as it looks.

The upcoming disaster flick co-stars Vladimir Mashkov, Agne Grudite, Yelena Yakovleva, Sergei Shakur and more. Check out the new trailer below.

The film, in the best Hollywood tradition, shows some spectacular aerial photography and stunts. The only problem is that the trailer shows way too much of the movie. See the first teaser with English subtitles below.

Just kidding about the line because revealing too much of the plot in the trailer is apparently not the only problem for currently one of the most hyped movies in Russia. On the other hand, the film looks good enough for such a low budget. (In a time where $100 million dollar budgets are the norm for this kind of disaster movie, the film shot in digital 3D IMAX camera has a found-footage budget of $5 million.)

Update: And here’s the official full-length trailer with English and Arabic subtitles.

Russian Disaster Movie

“Nearly all Russian films have failed to make a profit in 2016, according to CEO of Roskino, Ekaterina Mtsitouridze. The only film to record a profit is Flight Crew.” (The Calvert Journal)

Russian Disaster Movie

This is a story of a talented young pilot Alexei Gushchin. He does not recognize the authorities, preferring to act in accordance with a personal code of honor. For his failure to obey an absurd order he is being kicked out of military aircraft school. He miraculously gets a chance to work on a commercial aircraft. Alex gets a chance to start his flight career over. His mentor – the commander of the aircraft – a stern and principled Leonid Zinchenko. His co-pilot is an unapproachable beauty Alexandra. The relationship between them was not easy. But on the verge of life and death, when the ground is slipping from under his feet, all around is fire and ashes and only sky is the salvation, Alex shows all that he is capable of and only together the crew will be able to accomplish the deed, and save hundreds of lives.