About a month ago, Screen Rant reported on a film project titled Iron Sky for the very first time. We had a teaser trailer for the film, a couple of one-sheets featuring some of the actors of the cast as well as some amazing concept art images.
The only issue regarding the film over the last few years was acquiring the necessary financing to get it made and now it looks like that’s no longer a problem.
Iron Sky is a Finnish film from Blind Spot Pictures, the folks who created the Star Trek spoof, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning and is described as a dark science fiction comedy that plays with Finland’s history of being oppressed by Sweden, Russia and the Nazis.
As reported before, here again is the movie’s synopsis from the official Iron Sky website:
Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity.
From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.
Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.
The project has been in development since 2006 and was originally planned for a 2008 release. The teaser trailer was brought to Cannes last year seeking co-financiers and again went there this year trying to promote it at Cannes with a variety of marketing materials including some new video spots.
I guess it worked as Blind Spot Pictures has finally acquired the last bit of financing needed to meet their €4.2 million ($5.8 million) budget. It may not sound like a lot when compared to the overpriced Hollywood fare but it is pretty massive by Finnish standards. Some of the financiers of the film Walt Disney Finland, Finnish broadcaster YLE, co-producers 27 Film Production (from Germany) and Film & Music Entertainment (from the U.K.).
I’m stoked that this movie is finally being made – It’s original and it looks like something that will be a ton of fun. If you haven’t seen it already, definitely check out the Iron Sky trailer.
What do you think about the film’s concept and it finally getting the money to be made?
Iron Sky is directed by Timo Vuorensola and principal photography begins in January for a 2011 release.