“A Hero Is Prepared For Anything”

IFC Midnight has dropped a trailer for Egor Abramenko’s Sputnik, a sci-fi alien horror feature from a Russian perspective.

With some John Carpenter and Ridley Scott vibes, the trailer kicks off with news of an incident in space. Whatever went down is top secret, but things begin to take an unexpected turn. Here’s the trailer –

IFC’s official synopsis reads –

“Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina, ‘Lilya 4-Ever’) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov, ‘The Darkest Hour’), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.”

The movie did the festival rounds earlier this year, playing at the Tribeca Film Festival and Sitges, to some acclaimed reviews.

Sputnik is set to be released on August 14th.