Project Gemini (film)

Project Gemini (Russian: Звёздный разум) is a 2022 Russian science fiction thriller film directed by Vyacheslav Lisnevsky about a space mission sent to terraform a distant planet. However, the mission encounters something unknown that has its own plan for the planet.[1][2] The film stars Egor Koreshkov, Alyona Konstantinova, Konstantin Samoukov, Nikita Dyuvbanov, Elizaveta Martinez Kardenaz, Viktor Potapeshkin, Dmitry Frid, Pyotr Romanov, and Aleksandr Kuznetsov.

Project Gemini
Directed byVyacheslav Lisnevsky
Written by
  • Natalia Lebedeva
  • Dmitry Zhigalov
Produced by
  • Viktor Denisyuk
  • Yevgeny Melentev
  • Dmitry Sushchenko
  • Aleksandr Boguslavsky
  • Egor Koreshkov
  • Alyona Konstantinova
  • Konstantin Samoukov
  • Nikita Dyuvbanov
  • Elizaveta Martinez Kardenaz
  • Viktor Potapeshkin
  • Dmitry Frid
  • Pyotr Romanov
CinematographyKirill Zotkin
Edited bySerik Beyseu
Music byKonstantin Poznekov
KinoDanz (KD Studios)
Distributed byNashe Kino
Release date
  • January 6, 2022 (2022-01-06)
Running time
98 minutes
Budget$6,5 million
Box office₽5 million

Principal photography is scheduled for 2016, the film was shot in Moscow, Russia and Kazakhstan, the locations were chosen deliberately futuristic, so that the viewer had no doubts that the film was set in the future. For a believable transfer of the atmosphere of a spacecraft and a number of fantastic elements, the film crew traveled to Star City, Russia.

It was released on January 6, 2022 by "Nashe Kino" (English: "Our Cinema").


In the not-too-distant future, mankind has made huge advances in its explorations of the cosmos, establishing scientific stations on many planets. An international project known as Gemini has resulted in the development of a unique planet terraforming unit. But once the unit is launched, Earth loses connection with the carrier rocket transporting the unit outside the Solar System. The search leads to nowhere – the unit is lost.

Some time has passed, before one day a group of astrophysicists receive a mysterious signal from space. It seems to originate on a remote and as-yet uncharted planet. The signal creates dangerous irregularities in the Earth's environment. An expedition is made to the planet itself, in order to locate the source of the signal. A small group of people – the vanguard of humanity – sets off into the unknown. They must endure dramatic and even tragic events to save the Earth from this dire threat.[3]


  • Egor Koreshkov as Dr. Steven Ross (Steve)
  • Alyona Konstantinova as Amy
  • Konstantin Samoukov as Ryan Connell, captain
  • Nikita Dyuvbanov as Frank Miller
  • Elizaveta Martinez Kardenaz as Leona Redwood
  • Viktor Potapeshkin as Richard Wilson
  • Dmitry Frid as David Kurtz, an astronaut
  • Pyotr Romanov as Peter Lehmann
  • Aleksandr Kuznetsov


The project was directed by Vyacheslav Lisnevsky, previously acted as director of films Beyond the Edge (2018 film). Only such actions of the director could reflect the real picture of life on board the ship sent into space. This applies, including the landing on other planets. He wrote the script in collaboration with Dmitry Zhigalov on the original production idea. Producers Viktor Denisyuk and Yevgeny Melentev's company KD Studios.[4]


Filming took place in Russia and Kazakhstan for 2 months. It will be released in the 2nd half of 2017.

The movie was shot in Moscow at specially selected locations: a recently built business center Comcity office park, in the territory of Moscow-City, near Aquamarine residential complex at Ozerkovskaya embankment, which are located on the territory of the Russian capital. Not without consultations with experts, astronauts, during a visit to the Star City, Russia. All these objects look pretty futuristic and reflect visual image of a future city in the movie, which will be further enhanced by computer graphics.

Scenery of another planet where, according to the story, a team of astronauts was sent, were shot at Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan.

As for the spacecraft, the flight and landing frames of another planet, they will be fully modeled on a computer.


At the studio large-scale stage scenery of a secret laboratory and a space ship's interior was built in the pavilion. Particularly careful work from the artists required unique costumes, including space suits for the astronauts, as well as futuristic gadgets, smart phones and weapons.

The exterior of spaceship and scenes of flight and landing on the other planet will be completely computer-rendered. Visual effects in the movie will be produced by KinoDanz's own computer graphics studio.


The was scheduled to premiere in Russia by 20th Century Studios CIS in April 2019. Later it became known that the date of its release was postponed.[5]


  1. ^ "China Film Group Corporation и KINODANZ провели переговоры о сотрудничестве" [China Film Group Corporation and KinoDanz negotiated cooperation]. (in Russian).
  2. ^ "Российская кинокомпания Kinodanz выходит на китайский рынок" [Russian film company KinoDanz enters the Chinese market]. (in Russian).
  3. ^ Звёздный разум (2019)
  4. ^ "Yevgeny Melentiev, ceo of KinoDanz (KD Studios), was a speaker at the discussion "the role of creative spaces in the modern business environment" at spief". KinoDanz (KD Studios). Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "AFM 2019: The buzz titles from Europe". November 7, 2019.

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