‘Iron Sky’ Trailer & Poster: Nazi Space Invaders vs. President Palin

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Iron Sky Trailer 2012 Iron Sky Trailer & Poster: Nazi Space Invaders vs. President Palin

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

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  1. That’s interesting….

  2. Some cheap itallian exploitation film director called. He wants his movie idea back.

  3. umm…

  4. You know, I probably would have been more interested in the whole Julianne-Moore-is-Sarah-Palin thing if THIS was the movie that she was starring in.

  5. looks good to me i’ll pony up $12 to this

  6. Been hearing and wondering about this movie for over a year. At least it has more originality than the majority of the movies we have to look forward to lately.

  7. Isnt it 3 years late to be making a Sarah Palin movie? This looks like poop!

  8. This looks like the next Mars Attacks except I don’t think as many people will like it

  9. The aliens will intercept a secret space road-map from Palin’s Pentagon, and use it to get lost in a black hole on the way to invade!

    • Aliens?

      You fail in your funny post attempt.

  10. FAIL!

    • Looks Fantastic,just the Poster it self is a bit stupid !
      Matter of taste i guess !:)

  11. that first teaser from 2009 made this look better

  12. It’s funny this movie has all the ridiculous trappings of many Hollywood films, but the same people who go watch those will call this crap. Ironic.

  13. That. Cannot. Be. Real. O. M. G.

  14. Looks fun and campy except they just HAD to go and get political by attacking a Sarah Palin stand in. Was that necessary? Most of us are totally tired of political propaganda seeping into everything and most especially movies. Just some plain old, escapist fun would be nice.

    • John, I totally agree. Dont spill our country’s BS political system over into my entertainment.

  15. Super awesome squared.

  16. Well, I’ll say this much…if Nazi’s were to invade earth from the moon, I would much rather have Sarah Palin president than Barack Obama.

    • WInner, winner chicken dinner!

      • PS. That was a figure of speech. I really have no chicken dinner to give you, but it is still a great award!

        • Haha. Well, thank you very much, but Obama already has me, as well as over 46,000 million other Americans, on Food Stamps, so the chicken dinner is unneeded. Could you offer a job instead?

          • ^^^ I’d LOL if it weren’t so depressing

          • Yeah, Obama has you there. It’s all his fault.

            • Ah the compassion of Kofi. Some say it is a myth, some say it is legend, others say … pffft.

              • Lmao^

                Well more people have gotten on it since he has been president. But that’s all I will say on the matter.

                • Yes, more people on Food Stamps, and more people in poverty, than ever before. He has thus succeeded in one thing…increasing our dependent class, as well as our national debt. That is all I should say on the matter as well, lest I begin to “rant”.

            • Oh no. There are many bastards in the District Of Criminals in both parties that deserve a share of the blame.

  17. I dont think this film will do well. I think the “Nazi’s are responsible” movie plots are played out. While this plot sounds very original, it still doesnt sound very entertaining IMO.

  18. Sad thing is (at least I tohught) it was going to be more serious in nature when it was first announced. Campy? Yes but still serious.

    Now seeing what I have seen it will be garbage imo.

    • I agree Aknot. I was looking forward to this like a Sky Captain kinda camp, but serious. But like you, I see it is being being portrayed as a big joke, and that, I do not like.

      • I don’t know, it might be semiserious but it has a lot of laughs

  19. This looks awesome! I can see this being a cut favorite.

    • Cult* not cut

  20. Finally a release date. I’ll be seeing it.

  21. How much did this cost? If its really a couPle million I say money well spent on the cg/special effects.

  22. The movie will do okay do to it’s obvious target cult marketing strategy, and as far as the debt was caused greed and the overwhelming selfish behavior in this country for the last fifty years, and there are many at fault not the President who has become the unfair target! and that’s all I am saying on the matter. this is a site for movies yahoo his the site for the yammering of right wing or lefty whackos not here folks please! let this stay sacred ground

  23. I remember the first teasers for this movie years ago and I wasn’t expecting it to go this way. I thought the foreboding, oppressive more dramatic approach was pretty cool. Did Lorne Michaels get a hold of this or something? I’m just…kinda…disappointed.

  24. Looks like fun, except as others have noted, the Sarah Palin-bashing is unnecessary.

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