Finnish director Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky has been trying to get off the ground for years now, and that long road through development is almost at an end. Today we have a new Iron Sky official trailer and poster to share, and all things considered, the film still looks like a ton of fun.

If you haven’t heard of it before, Iron Sky is a sci-fi comedy that takes an alternate take on history, in which the Nazi’s launched spaceships from a secret Antarctic base towards the end of WWII, in order to hide out on the dark side of the Moon. While on their lunar retreat, the Nazi faction builds a fleet of ships for their eventual invasion of Earth – an invasion that comes to fruition in the futuristic setting of 2018.

Check out the Iron Sky trailer below, followed by an official synopsis for the film and a new poster:

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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. 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. 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 has been in development since 2006, with many contributors lending their time and talent to help craft Vuorensola’s vision.  An Iron Sky teaser trailer released in 2009 convinced some financiers attending the Cannes Film Festival that year to invest a couple of million in the low-budgeted project. That investment (as evidenced by the trailer above) has resulted in a blend of pulpy classical Hollywood movie tropes and some satirical comedy with obvious targets in mind (such as the Nazi regime or Stephanie Paul’s Sarah Palin-esque President).

Truth be told, the film looks like it is destined to be a sci-fi cult-hit; but despite a few impressive visual effects and sci-fi concepts at work, it doesn’t look like Iron Sky will be a massive blockbuster hit – not that the filmmakers are particularly interested in creating that sort of movie.

Iron Sky will be in theaters on April 4, 2012

Source: Blind Spot Pictures