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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 »
- Rob Keyes
It breaks the heart of every genre loving film geek when we read of projects never getting off the ground because the world simply lacks an equation where people with money have the testicular fortitude to back these potential gems. The most recent victim was Worst Case Scenario, probably being the nearest and dearest to our hearts. It was like finding out your crazy Dutch uncle on your mom’s side who you only met a couple times passed away suddenly in the night when he fell off the wrong side of a dam walking home drunk at night. So consider it pure joy my friends and readers when we find out today that Timo Vuorensola’s Nazis in space sci-fi epic Iron Sky has finally completed gathering the funding needed to get this project up and running comes as a great relief to all of us here at Twitchfilm. »
"In 1945 the Nazis fled to the moon. In 2018 they are coming back!"
Last month, I wrote an article here on Fangoria.com about an impressive piece of independent cinema out of Finland called Iron Sky. At the time, the filmmakers were about to head off to Cannes to shop their promo reel in hopes of finding funding for a feature length endeavor, and now the word has come down that they got it!
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Blind Spot Pictures has secured the final $1.1M needed to complete the $5.8M budget required produce the feature-length version of their cross-genre epic. While not a huge budget by most standards, the prospect for what they can do with it is astounding.
The genre spoof, which supposes a group of Nazis escaped to the moon before the end of World War II and are planning a new Fourth Reich, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
Check out that concept! The project, titled Iron Sky, has finally secured the last bit of funding it needs to moved forward. The Finnish Film Foundation has given them the last $1.1 million that was necessary; other financiers include Walt Disney Finland and Finnish broadcaster Yle as well as co-producers 27 Film Production in Germany and Film & Music Entertainment in the U.K. The movie, as you expected, is a genre spoof about a group of Nazis who escaped to the moon before the end of World War II and are planning a new Fourth Reich. Shooting will start in January with a cast of German second-tier stars for a 2011 debut. I actually first heard about this back in May when Film School Rejects posted a batch of crazy awesome concept art (like that ship you see above). Finnish director Timo Vuorensola will be making his directorial debut with Iron »
- Alex Billington
Cologne, Germany -- Long-gestating Nazis-on-the-moon project "Iron Sky" closed the final gap in its financing with a €800,000 ($1.1 million) grant from the Finnish Film Foundation.
The genre spoof, which supposes a group of Nazis escaped to the moon before the end of World War II and are planning a new Fourth Reich, has been making the rounds for at least two years. Its €4.2 million ($5.8 million) budget is huge for Finnish standards but producers Blind Spot have lined up backers including Walt Disney Finland and Finnish broadcaster Yle as well as co-producers 27 Film Production in Germany and Film & Music Entertainment in the U.K.
Director Timo Vuorensola is set to begin principle photography on "Iron Sky" in January for a 2011 release. The film has lined up a cast of German second-tier stars including Gotz Otto, Udo Kier, Julia Deitze and Tilo Pruckner. »
- By Scott Roxborough
In 1945, the Nazis went to the moon. In 2018, they’re coming back. But you won’t have to wait that long to see them try to take over the world once again, as Nazis are wont to do. Timo Vuorensola’s “Iron Sky”, a sci-fi action/comedy is headed your way in 2010, but since it’s a Finnish/German production, you’re probably looking at an import DVD release here, folks. Check out the film’s very stylish first trailer. I love the music, and the visuals are pretty incredible, though you don’t get the sense this is a comedy. Then again, it’s about Nazis from the moon so what else could it be? The Nazis set up a secret base on the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. Starring Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, and Tilo Prückner. Timo Vuorensola, »
If you are a Trekker who hasn't been won over by J.J. Abrams entertaining but hole-riddden Star Trek reboot, there is a tonic you can try. What's more, you don't need a prescription and all it will cost is a few megabytes of your monthly bandwidth allowance. Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a splendid Finnish parody of Star Trek that can be legally downloaded off the Web for free or purchased on commercially released DVD in Scandinavia, Britain or Japan.
The making of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a classic example of the impressive quality that can be achieved despite a small budget and minimal equipmen when a group of skilled, dedicated and imaginative filmmakers get together. The movie was made over a period of seven years by a group of five students and unemployed people from Tampere, Finland. And it was originally done without the aid of a major studio. »
Motion posters are the latest cool gimmick in online film advertising and we've got one for you here that you might not have seen before. It is for an independent science fiction film, Iron Sky, that yours truly has been tracking for some time.
Iron Sky is being produced in Finland by Energia Productions. Energia was started by the makers of the Star Wreck series of Star Trek spoofs. The most recent such film, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, is reckoned to be Finland's most successful film because it has been legally downloaded from the Internet more than 8 million times. A special edition was recently released on DVD in Britain.
Energia's new film is a departure from the Star Wreck series. In the plot of Iron Sky it is 2018 and a group of Nazis that escaped to the Moon at the end of the Second World War are planning a triumphant return. »
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. »
- Rob Keyes
Blind Spot Pictures, the company behind the very interesting and potentially awesome space epic Iron Sky -- a story set in an alternate world in which the Nazi's set up a secret moon base in 1945 and plan to return and invade Earth again in 2018 -- have released a bunch of new materials this week, including several new posters, a bunch of images and a teaser trailer. Though I'm almost certain that the trailer has been out for a while. Either way, it strikes me as a wicked idea and from what I'm seeing, it looks like a very cool flick. First up is a bit of casting news. The project has signed on a few leads, including the previously reported hottie Julia Dietze. In an official release, Blind Spot Pictures has also made us aware that famous German actor Götz Otto will step in the boots of the intelligence officer Klaus Adler, a »
- Neil Miller
Damn. That’s a crapload of Nazis!
Oh happy day. Cannes 2009 is about the begin and the crew behind the Finnish film, Iron Sky, which all of you should know about by now, are over there in full swing ready to promote their follow up to the wildly successful Star Wreck. Today they’ve announced the rounding off of their German cast and released three new images today. Two are of cast members, the Über Hot Julia Dietze in the role of “Renate Richter” [I see they’re still using my Fourth Reich got a little hotter bit] and Götz Otto in the role of “Klaus Adler” and the third is the motion poster you see before your eyes. But where is the image of Udo Kier? Where or where is our Udo? The hotness of Julia aside we sang with glee when we read that Udo Kier has also signed on as part of the cast in the role of “Wolfgang Höss”.
Iron Sky is a film we've been following for well over a year in fact it was about this time last year that we brought you the first look at the film's Cannes '08 sales poster. Well, the production may have been taking baby steps over the past year but at least it's good to know it's still on track and looking better than ever. In fact, in a recent press release, the Iron Sky team let the world know that they have rounded out their casting with Julia Dietze signed on as "Renate Richter" and Götz Otto cast as "Klaus Adler."
Towards the end of World War II, in 1945, the SS officer Hans Kammler’s staff made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity research. From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45, and they founded the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black »
About a half hour ago a press release hit my email box from Finnish production company, Blind Spot Pictures. On the surface the project they're touting looked to be the next installment of the growing Nazi Horror/Nazi Zombie trend. In reality, it's much more impressive. Iron Sky is a cross-genre project with the tagline "In 1945 the Nazis fled to the moon. In 2018 they are coming back!" Sounds a tad silly (in a good way) and for a second my Starlog sensor went off and I almost posted this there. Once you see the video below, I think you'll understand why I felt that not sharing this on Fango would be a disservice to all that rocks. It's like the first time that Worst Case Scenario teaser hit the web - only better.
What initially hooked me was the "motion poster" that appears on the splash page for their 2009 Cannes »
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, a Finnish-made Star Trek spoof that is regarded as Finland's most successful film, has been commerically released on DVD in the UK just in time to cash in the release of J.J. Abrams much hyped Star Trek reboot.
The Finnish parody is the latest in a series of Star Wreck movie series. The seven movies in the series were made by a group of friends on a low budget and with minimal equipment. The series started with Star Wreck, a relatively short and simple animated film. Each subsequent film showed improvements in production values and later films included live actors. Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a feature-length live-action film with special effects that are as good as those in many Hollywood productions.
Dietze has worked on several European film and television projects, including Little Paris, 1½ Knights -- In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde and Vice Squad. In Iron Sky she will play Renate Richter, a Nazi officer who is sent to Earth from the Moon to find out if our planet is ripe for conquest.
Iron Sky is being produced by Energia, a production company set up by the Finnish filmmakers responsible for a series of hugely popular free-to-download Star Trek spoofs. The most recent production, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, attracted the interest of Universal. »
The film, which has been doing gonzo marketing outside Berlin’s European Film Market, has a pure pulp plot line involving a secret Nazi base set up on the Moon that sets out to attack Earth.
Finnish producers Blind Spot Pictures have been relying on under-the-radar Internet marketing to build up awareness for the project. The film has an extensive online community at www.ironsky.net.
The blond, blue-eyed Dietze will play a Moon Nazi officer sent to Earth to gather intelligence before the invasion.
"Julia is a perfect opposite to the testosterone-filled Nazis and massive space battles the film's visual imagery mainly consists of,” says director Vuorensola.
Dietze got her first starring role as Til Schweiger’s love interest in the Middle Ages comedy “1 ½ Knights, »
- By Scott Roxborough
16 items from 2009
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