You may have heard of Nazi Zombies, but you have you heard of Lunar Nazis?!
Prepare yourselves, for this is going to be awesome: Iron Sky is a Finnish film from 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.
The story of the film, as described but its official website goes as follows:
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.
I want to give them money to watch this. Please let me.
The movie’s been long in development, having begun in 2006 and originally been slated for a 2008 release. They took the teaser trailer to Cannes last year seeking co-financiers and currently, the folks behind it are trying to promote it at this month’s Cannes Film Festival with a variety of marketing materials including some new video spots. To view those, head over to their YouTube page.
The official site states that they are finishing the script and looking for more financing. The film is planned to be in English with worldwide distribution. Let’s hope some high-ups at Cannes pick up on this project.
As for the cast, German actors Udo Kier (Blade, End of Days), Julia Dietze, Tilo Prückner and Götz Otto (Tomorrow Never Dies) have been signed to star as the proponents of the Fourth Reich and U.S. cast members are expected to be announced soon.
I'm loving this movie already as original and interesting sci-fi projects seem to just get me. Similar to the District 9 movie that we've seen more heavily promoted recently, this a lower budget original idea that's not being sold on a previously built-in fanbase or A-list actors. The project has been constructed heavily on community collaboration and director Timo Vuorensola set up the website Wreck A Movie where his worldwide network of collaborators and volunteers can participate in the production of the film.
Continue to the next pages for some amazing one-sheets and concept art for the movie as well as a teaser trailer...