Chernobyl FX star DNEG plots blockbuster float

A multi-Oscar-winning British visual effects house which has worked on films including First Man and Venom is preparing a blockbuster of its own: a London float that will value it at hundreds of millions of pounds.
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Instagram influencers criticised for ‘insensitive’ Chernobyl pics

Social media influencers have been criticised for “insensitive” photos taken at Chernobyl.
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Russia to make its own version of Chernobyl – blaming a ‘CIA saboteur’

Russia is making its own version of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed series Chernobyl – blaming the nuclear disaster on a CIA saboteur.
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HBO’s Chernobyl: Russia Planning Its Own Series Blaming CIA

HBO’s Chernobyl has been a critical success for the premium network and has captivated viewers across the world. However, it has not gone over so well in Russia and, more specifically, in the “power corridors of the Kremlin.”

Via The Washington Post, THR reports that a Russian company is in post-production on a similar series that “implicates the United States as playing a role in the disaster.”

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The real-life heroes of Chernobyl watch TV hit

Vladimir Naumov and Andrey Nasonov, ex-miners from Tula, had not heard about the hit TV series Chernobyl when we called, but they had caught up by the time we reached them – at least on the episode which features them.
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How Chernobyl quietly became a huge TV hit

Without fanfare, Chernobyl has become unmissable TV.
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Nonfiction: Looking Again at the Chernobyl Disaster

Adam Higginbotham’s “Midnight in Chernobyl” explores the causes of the Chernobyl explosion, and Kate Brown’s “Manual for Survival” considers the consequences.
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Books of The Times: An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl

In “Midnight in Chernobyl,” the journalist Adam Higginbotham reconstructs the disaster from the ground up, recounting the prelude to it as well as its aftermath.
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Chernobyl series to mark Sky/HBO super deal

A mini-series based on the Chernobyl disaster has been announced as the first product of a global deal between Sky and HBO.
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Chernobyl Diaries (blu-ray Disc) (2 Disc) (ultraviolet Digital Copy)

Chernobyl Diaries (blu-ray Disc) (2 Disc) (ultraviolet Digital Copy)


An extreme vacation turns terrifying when a group of friends visit the Chernobyl disaster site, and learn that some nightmares never die. Conceived and produced by Paranormal Activity’s Oren Peli, Chernobyl Diaries gets underway as six thrill-seeking tourists hire a fearless tour guide, and travel to the abandoned Ukrainian city of Pripyat. Back when the Chernobyl nuclear reactor was up and running, Pripyat was the place the workers called home. But 25 years after one of the worst power-plant accidents in history, the city serves as an eerily silent testament to the dangers of nuclear power. Later, after getting unexpectedly stranded in Pripyat, the tourists and their guide realize they are being hunted. Now the harder they try to flee, the faster their numbers dwindle until only a few are left standing. Only then will the unspeakable terror that stalks these deserted streets finally emerge from the shadows to launch one last relentless, terrifying attack. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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15 Haunting Photos from Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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Nuclear fallout is, very fortunately, a foreign concept for many of us. The idea of an exclusion zone is just that: an idea–not something we’ve ever had to deal with first-hand.

Urbex and 500px Prime photographer Iain Bolton, however, has seen it first hand.

In photos uploaded just a couple of months ago, he offers us a haunting glimpse into the town of Pripyat, the nuclear city established in February of 1970 to support a nearby power plant you might have heard of… it was called Chernobyl.

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Pripyat is, to put it lightly, a wasteland. Once a town of nearly 50,000 residents with schools, hospitals, pools, and performance halls, it was transformed into its current state almost overnight after the Chernobyl disaster on April 26th, 1986.

Now, the only people who wander the city’s once-bustling grounds are those who, like Iain, are brave enough to walk inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Fortunately for those of us who would prefer to stay far away, Urbex photographers like Iain go there for us, returning with photos that are equal parts haunting and haunted. Scroll down to see them all for yourself.

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All of the photos above are available to license through the 500px Prime marketplace–in fact several are exclusive to 500px–along with many of Iain’s other gritty urban exploration photographs.

To see more of his work, follow him on 500px or visit his 500px Prime store.

This post originally appeared on the 500px ISO blog

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