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The developers of War Thunder announce the co-production of the movie “Panfilov’s 28 men”

29 April 2015

Gaijin Entertainment, developers of the online game War Thunder, is pleased to announce the co-production of the movie Panfilov’s 28 men with the eponymous studio. War Thunder is now taking part in the organizational and technical aspects of the filming and supports it financially.

This war film is dedicated to the legendary deeds of the 28 soldiers from the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division that took part in the defense of Moscow in 1941 and destroyed 18 German tanks. The division was commanded by major-general Ivan Panfilov. This is why the soldiers have been given the name “28 Panfilov’s Guardsmen”. They were collectively endowed with the title Hero of the Soviet Union. The premiere of the movie is planned for November of 2015. 

Gaijin Entertainment is well-known for its military history games. The main project of the company is currently War Thunder - an online MMO combat game dedicated to the World War II period of military aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval fleets. The game is remarkable for its historically realistic vehicles and drive for authenticity in all locations and missions.

Producer and director of the movie “Panfilov’s 28 men” Andrey Shalyopa:
“I appreciate the War Thunder developers’ professionalism and accuracy in historic details. But even more important is their attitude to the War which is in harmony with my vision of history. Gaijin Entertainment not only supports the movie financially, they have become a real partner for us. With our knowledge, skills and experience combined, we now can face even more complex challenges. Together we can create an epic movie about true heroes we are all looking for”.

Now War Thunder and “28 Panfilov Guardsmen” studio have prepared a special crowdfunding campaign. From April 28th till May 15th you can purchase special Golden Eagle packs and decide which part of the profit you wish to donate to the production. Each participant of the campaign will receive a unique “Panfilov’s 28 men” decal with a movie symbol for your vehicles in the War Thunder game: http://warthunder.com/en/bounds28

“One of our most important missions is to preserve the memory of World War II and its heroes. “Panfilov’s 28 men”  is a unique project which immediately gained huge attention from the public and gathered a record-breaking sum with the crowdfunding campaign. It shows that this is a serious epic movie. We are thrilled to become the partners of the movie. We have a lot of experience in CG and sound production and we are happy to help the movie’s team at all production stages, - comments Anton Yudintsev, CEO of Gaijin Entertainment.”


About War Thunder
War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform, massively multiplayer military masterpiece for PC, PS4, Mac and Linux with more than nine million players worldwide, that allows players to fight their way across air and ground with access to over 500 historically accurate aircraft and armoured vehicles from WWII and the Korean War. Fans can expect hundreds more added as Gaijin Entertainment commits to its ongoing development via regular updates. For more information, please visit http://www.warthunder.com 


About “28 Panfilov Guardsmen” studios

An independent studio from Saint Petersburg, “28 Panfilov Guardsmen” was created by two producers and film directors Andrey Shalyopa and Kim Druzhinin. The script of the movie “Panfilov’s 28 men” had been written in 2009 and soon the project hit all the records in the crowdfunding history in Russia. The premiere is planned for November 2015. 
Web site of the movie http://28panfilovcev.com/

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