Producers Alex A. Ginzburg, Tony Lee and Inga Vainshtein Smith (who previously won the 2015 TIFF Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner for their “Hardcore Henry”), have announced their latest venture, “We Kill Death,” a brand new feature that follows four astonishing daredevils from Russia and Ukraine.
Although details on the production are scarce, we do know that it will star some talent who probably liked “Hardcore Henry” quite a bit. Having already racked up millions of views on YouTube, Mustang Wanted, Oleg Cricket and the duo of Vitaliy Raskalov & Vadim Makhorov are well known to audiences for their imaginative and death-defying stunts and adventures, and now they are bringing that adrenaline to the big screen.
Ukrainian Mustang Wanted and Russian Oleg Cricket are world-renowned “Rooftoppers,” parkour stuntmen known for really taking things up a notch. Ginzburg describes their talents as chiefly “as a lack of fear of heights.” Vitaliy & Vadim work as a duo and they traffic in “going places no one else has been in a stylish and visually appealing manner than they are with the physicality of their exploits. The pair have made headlines by breaking into buildings and construction sites and scaling the towers.
Check out this video of the pair climbing the Shanghai Tower — the second-tallest building in the world — which already has almost 57 million views.
“These men are incredible athletes,” said Ginzburg. “They have more strength in their fingers than most people have in their entire bodies.” He added, “People report intense physical and emotional reactions just from watching these stunts on phones and computers. We believe that this film will deliver the single most visceral big-screen cinematic experience unlike any other.”
The team is already hot on the buzz trail, as Mustang Wanted, Oleg Cricket and Vitaliy & Vadim will all be in attendance at this month’s TIFF. At the festival, the filmmakers will execute a live aerial stunt that is “guaranteed to take your breath away.”
WME is on board to handle domestic sales of the film.