The film is based on the real story of a Soviet pilot who escaped from a Nazi concentration camp hijacking a German plane.
Film director and producer Timur Bekmambetov has started filming a new blockbuster titled ‘V. Escape from Hell’. The scenario is based on a real story of the Russian pilot Mikhail Devyataev who escaped from a Nazi concentration camp hijacking a bomber aircraft from a secret air base. His group brought the allied forces important information that allowed them to destroy secret Nazi military objects.
The movie is being made in two formats, horizontal for traditional cinema screens and vertical for smartphones. As Bekmambetov explained, the format was chosen for two reasons. One reason is, the film is a story of a man who was not broken by the horrors he had to go through in Nazi camps, and the vertical format is symbolic of his heroism.
The second reason is that people often prefer watching movies online in their smartphones. ‘I believe we are the first but not the only team to make vertical feature films,’ Bekmambetov said.
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