A few years have passed since we first got word of the Finnish sci-fi comedy Iron Sky. Since then, we’ve seen the opening of the film – in which a team of Nazis stationed on the moon launch an attack on Earth – as well as its poster and trailer.
Now, courtesy of Collider, we have the above glimpse at the film, whocasing the Moon Nazis’ initial strike on New York City.
The video doesn’t offer much insight into how the overtly silly premise will play out, but it does give us an idea of the cool visual effects that we can expect, including the destruction (yes, again) of the Statue of Liberty. Depending on how committed the filmmakers are to embracing the inherent campiness, Iron Sky could potentially be a lot of fun and a goofy parody of disaster films in general.
In development since 2006, Iron Sky – from director Timo Vuorensola (Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning) – initially faced some difficulty securing financing, but finally completed principal photography in early 2011.
See the official synopsis of the film below, from the film’s official site:
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!
Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.
Iron Sky is currently in limited release across the United States. Visit the film’s official website for information on how you can bring it to your city.
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