Nazis have reemerged as film’s favorite villains, and they won’t rest until they’ve invaded every genre. They appeared in Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist homage to war exploitation. They terrorized vacationers in Dead Snow, and hung out on the moon in Iron Sky. Now history’s most hated figures will become the bad guys once again for a [...] »
- Amanda Waltz
Following the commercial success of comic sci-fi actioner “Iron Sky,” Finnish shingle Blind Spot Pictures capitalized on the pic’s fanbase to crowd-fund over 112,000 Euros ($146,674) for “Iron Sky II — The Coming Race” via IndieGoGo.
Budgeted below $10 million, “Iron Sky” was a local hit and sold to all major territories.
Kaukomaa told Variety the project — skedded to start lensing in early 2015 — has already sparked interest from sales agents and distributors.
“I’m not convinced we should release ‘Iron Sky II’ via the traditional distribution model, we’ll likely opt for a day-and-date release. It’s the best way to counter piracy »
- Elsa Keslassy
A crowdfunding campaign for the sequel to the 2012 cult sci-fi film, Iron Sky, directed by Timo Vuorensola, has ended successfully, blowing past its goal of $150,000, raising $174,000 as of this post. But this is just a fraction - about 1% of what will be a $15 million project. The $174,000 just raised will be used to produce: a full script for the film, a clear production plan including a budget, and a four to five minute promo reel to help with further funding, says the campaign page. If they've managed to get this far (raising this much money to put into the very early stages of production), clearly there's an audience interested in seeing the sequel, and the filmmakers »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Graphic novel artist Gerry Kissell and "Sons of Anarchy" actor Kurt Yaeger aren't waiting for a greenlight from Hollywood to create a physically disabled action hero -- they're teaming up to do it themselves through Kickstarter. Kissell, best known for his work with Idw Publishing ("Code Word: Geronimo," "Iron Sky"), has turned to the crowdfunding website to raise $8,000 to produce and publish "Vindicated, Inc," a graphic novel about a double-amputee Delta Force soldier-turned-vigilante suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Kissell hopes to produce a movie adaptation as soon as next year. "This »
- Greg Gilman
The sequel to 2012 cult sci-fi Iron Sky has achieved its initial target of $150,000 for script and promo development on crowd-funding site IndieGoGo.
“The crowd funding campaign we finished now is just the beginning – we will continue down this road, because it offers us much more freedom to develop the film exactly the way we want it to be, and to create a distribution system which makes sense to all,” said producer Tero Kaukomaa.
Taking place over 57 days, the campaign offered contributors perks ranging from thank you videos to t-shirts, action figures »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The biggest news of any kind this week was the Supreme Court ruling the Defense Against Marriage Act unconstitutional. While that’s likely relevant news to a lot of people in Hollywood, it’s not really a movie-related story (though it inspired a discussion of related movies on our Broken Projector podcast). As for things specific to cinema and television, Pixar‘s promise to focus on original features is surely the most notable. But I also find it the most curious considering the disappointment with the studio’s last non-sequel, Brave, and some of its recent original shorts. Originality does not equal quality, and it doesn’t have to be exclusive to works that aren’t based on other properties either. Cars 2 and Monsters University aren’t weaker because they’re a sequel and a prequel, respectively. That’s a very lazy excuse for what’s really weaker writing and filmmaking in general. For »
- Christopher Campbell
Iron Sky — aka the Moon Nazi Movie — wasn’t really my cup of crazy tea, but it found a dedicated cult audience, so it’s not all that surprising that director Timo Vuorensola wants a second shot at the fourth Reich. He and a production team for Iron Sky: The Coming Race are currently chest-deep in cash on IndieGoGo. According to their press release, their trying to push beyond $100K in the final days of the campaign, and to do so, they’ve enlisted the help of Udo Kier who (in character as Wolfgang Kortzfleisch) has a message for fans. The other message they’re sending is that dinosaurs are almost definitely going to be in the sequel — which looks like it expands on the Moon Nazi mythology by adding Center Of The Earth Nazis (as evidenced by the Verne-esque portrait above). The only curious thing is that their crowdfunding campaign talks about wanting more autonomy »
- Scott Beggs
Boom! Studios, the comics and graphic novel publisher, has acquired indie label Archaia Entertainment. Boom! Studios will be the surviving company and the Archaia brand shall be maintained as a distinct imprint of Boom!. The addition of Archaia positions Boom!’s catalog of intellectual property as the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney). Boom! Studios was co-founded by Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby in 2005, and is known for Irredeemable, various licensed properties like Planet Of The Apes, The Muppet Show, Farscape, and the upcoming Sons Of Anarchy, their KaBOOM! all-ages imprint with Adventure Time, and their Boom!Town imprint with various literary comics. Archaia, established in 2002, is known for graphic novels Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Rust, Spera, Cowboy, and Gunnerkrigg Court. Boom!’s foray into feature films launches this summer with »
- Glenn Hauman
June 24th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Boom! Studios, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher and two-time winner of Diamond Comics Distributors’ prestigious “Best Publisher” Gem Award, has merged with Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Archaia Entertainment, the publisher of graphic novels including Mouse Guard, A Tale of Sand, Rust, Spera, Cowboy, and Gunnerkrigg Court. Boom! Studios will be the surviving company and the Archaia brand shall be maintained as a distinct imprint of Boom!. The addition of Archaia positions Boom!’s catalog of intellectual property as the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney). Boom!’s comic books and graphic novels pioneer a new business model, sharing intellectual property ownership between the company and the creators who generate the content. Boom!’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, Ross Richie, noted, “Our creator-friendly model »
- ComicMix Staff
Were you hoping for a little more Moon Nazi in scifi comedy Iron Sky? Turns out so was director Timo Vuorensola but the initial budget and timeline for production did not allow for him to include all he had hoped. So what has he done since? He's added 20 minutes more. "This version of the film is the original vision I had of the film when we made it. We were forced to drop a lot of great material due to extremely tight budget and schedules but now we've had a full year to work on the additional material, and it's really bringing the film to a whole new level."Yep, the Iron Sky director's cut is now available for pre-order direct from the creators with...
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Director Timo Vuorensola is hard at work prepping a number of upcoming projects at the moment, lead among them the sequel to his crowd funded phenomenon, Iron Sky. Vuorensola promises to go even bigger and crazier with the second installment of his moon-Nazi saga Iron Sky: The Coming Race and as a (very) early tease has just release a first piece of concept art for the film. Click the image below to get a larger version....
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A crowd-funding campaign has been launched for a sequel to Iron Sky.
Finnish director Timo Vuorensola has opened an Indiegogo page for people to pledge money towards a follow-up to his 2012 comic sci-fi action film.
The filmmaker first announced plans for a sequel in Cannes last month, and now hopes to raise $150,000 (£97,662) to start production.
In his pitch, he writes: "All you need to know at this point is... the original writing team is back together, laying down the story elements.
"Some of the actors will be coming back, some amazing new actors will be joining us, (industrial rock band) Laibach has promised to score the film and our VFX team is sharpening its teeth to blow your minds once again with visual effects that'll make you drool."
The $150,000 will not be for the film itself, but will go towards developing the screenplay and a five-minute promo to bring in further funding. »
If you're the type to baulk at donating money to major studios or wealthy sitcom stars, perhaps you'll have more sympathy for the gonzo Finnish director Timo Vuorensola. The brains behind the Nazis-on-the-Moon craziness of Iron Sky announced development of a sequel at Cannes last month, and now hopes to raise $150,000 via Indiegogo to get the ball rolling. Check out Vuorensola's North Korea-baiting pitch video for Iron Sky: The Coming Race below.If you're new here, Iron Sky is probably pretty much exactly what you'd expect a film about Moon Nazis starring Udo Kier to be, although the sort of Strangelove tonal shift later on comes as something of a surprise. Vuorensola is keeping the plot direction of the new film secret for now, but says, "All you need to know at this point is... the original writing team is back together, laying down the story elements. Some of »
Zombie Western Bullets for the Dead is due to roll in Queensland in July, the first in a slate of low-budget genre films from a new joint venture between Cathy Overett.s Brisbane-based Cathartic Pictures and UK sales agent Stealth Media Group.
Overett told If the aim is to produce two or three films a year, each budgeted at $3 million, using the 40 per cent Australian producer tax offset, which Stealth will sell internationally. The $2 million Bullets for the Dead marks the feature debut of Australian writers-directors Joshua C. Birch and Michael Du-Shane, developed from a 3-minute film, 26 Bullets Dead, which they shot in 2011 when they were students at the Griffith Film School.
The plot revolves around a bounty hunter (Christopher Sommers) who escorts a fiery young woman (Kathryn Beck) and her gang of misfits to the sheriff. En route he discovers the remains of a massacre and rescues its sole survivor, »
- Don Groves
The film will be co-produced by Overett.s New Holland Pictures and UK-based Feature One. The script is by Englishman Ross Williams. No director has yet been announced. It.s set to shoot in the first half of 2014.
The project was unveiled during the Cannes Film Market. Overett said, .Pig Hunt is a project that has a clearly defined audience which is currently under-served in the market place. Working with the team at Feature One is an exciting opportunity to further explore the world of co-productions following our successful productions with Denmark, Germany, Holland, Finland and New Zealand..
The plot follows the protagonist Doug Richards as he.s forced to choose between life or death after a young couple is killed »
- Don Groves
The Moon Nazis aren't done yet, apparently, as a sequel has been announced for Finnish scifi comedy Iron Sky. Titled Iron Sky: The Coming Race, and director Timo Vuorensola promises that the tone of this one will be "dark, crazier and more epic."Crowd funding will once again be a key element of the financing of the film with the first campaign already up and running here and the first poster has been freshly released. Click on the image in the gallery below for a larger version....
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Word is coming out of the 2013 Cannes Film Fest that UK-based Stealth Media Group and Cathartic Pictures have teamed up to produce a revolving slate of films, and the first two projects will be a zombie Western and a vampire flick. Read on for the first few details.
Per Deadline, Stealth and Cathartic (Iron Sky producer Cathy Overett’s new shingle ) have set up Bullets for the Dead, a $2M zombie Western, to shoot in Queensland, Australia, in July. It will be followed by Bite, a $5M vampire film slated to shoot in Oz in October. Stealth Australia is also looking to pick up two to three films a year out of Australia.
We should have updates on both productions shortly. In the meantime for more info on the fest, which runs until May 26th, visit the official Festival de Cannes website.
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- The Woman In Black
The adaptation of the hit science fiction/comedy film of the summer Iron Sky follows the fate of Nazis who fled to the moon in 1945, and return in 2018 to conquer the Earth with their armada of flying saucers. With tongue firmly in cheek, the story parodies both the Nazis and more recent political parties and figures, with no holds barred. With special effects and a climactic ending only the Third Reich could deliver, Iron Sky is an action packed ride from start to finish.
Iron Sky was a movie I was incredibly excited for when it was first announced seemingly decades ago. It went through release date after release date after promise after promise but still no final product. And then finally last year, we got the movie. And it was... okay. It was a better idea than it was a »
Like the first film, the producers will use crowd funding (via Indiegogo) to gather a small part of the film's proposed $15 million budget. Most will come from presales and other independent sources.
The first draft of the script is expected by the end of the year and plans are underway to shoot a promo for the movie to be screened at Cannes next year.
The first film's director Timo Vuorensola has already made a spoof hostage video in which he sits in front of a North Korean flag, and flanked by two women armed with machine guns, apologizes for making the original film.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
The Finnish filmmakers behind Iron Sky are planning a sequel to the Nazis on the Moon film: Iron Sky The Coming Race. Similar to the first film, the producers will use crowd funding to kick off financing Iron Sky 2, launching the project on Indiegogo. For the pitch to prospective investors, Iron Sky director Timo Vuorensola has made a spoof hostage video in which, sitting in front of a North Korean flag and flanked by two women armed with machine guns, apologizes for making the original film. Story: Video Game Based on 'Iron Sky' in the Works Producer Tero Kaukomaa
- Scott Roxborough
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