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We have been doing our best to keep you up to date on the retro sci-fi black comedy film being developed by Finland’s Energia Productions entitled, Iron Sky. The film thankfully got picked up at the Cannes International Film Festival, is currently in production, and according to director, Timo Vuorensola is half-done.
Now, the makers of Iron Sky are giving everyone the opportunity to watch the first five minutes of the film, from idea through script, storyboards and animatics to the finished film for as little as 1 euro (about $1.50). Check out the press release below for all the details!
Iron Sky Sneak Peek – Read the First Five Minutes of the Script!
The makers of Iron Sky, the sci-fi black comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, celebrated the beginning of the primary photography by releasing a new service called Iron Sky Sneak Peek: http://www.ironsky. »
- Jason Moore
If you're like me you've been waiting for you first glimpse of upcoming scifi comedy Iron Sky's most famous Space Nazi in costume. That'd be Udo Kier, for the record, Kier cast as Wolfgang Kortzfleish the commanding officer of the secret Nazi moon base. And while it comes as a behind the scenes image rather than a proper still, that first look has arrived above. Kier was an obvious choice for the picture but the fact that he was an obvious choice makes him no less an awesome one.
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With Finnish science fiction comedy Iron Sky well and truly under way - yesterday was Udo Kier's first day on set - and currently shooting in Germany the independent production has caught the eye of Wired. Today the patron saints of all things geek ran an extensive spread of photos from the film on their website and while most were images we had already seen or ones lifted from early concept art there are a few brand new stills scattered throughout. Such as the above shot featuring members of the Fourth Reich visiting the office of the President Of The United States. She'd be the one with the rifle. With which she presumably shot the polar bear standing right behind her. This is a comedy, remember ...
Long awaited Finnish science fiction comedy Iron Sky is now in production in Germany and, true to form, the directors and producers are blogging up a storm about the process. Want to know how to make a movie about a secret base of Nazis hidden on the moon since the end of WWII and do it on a budget? Well, they're happy to tell you with a steady stream of news, commentary and behind the scenes footage arriving on the blog in a steady stream.
But today we got something not behind the scenes at all. No, we got the scenes themselves int he form of the first two actual production stills from the movie. In one we see the mad Nazi scientist Dr Richter hard at work in his lab and in the other we get one of Richter's simian friends. So, no Udo Kier as of yet but space monkey! »
Well there you have it. Finally! Iron Sky officially began shooting today in Frankfurt, Germany. There director Timo Vuorensola and his team will shoot for four weeks before heading down to Australia to continue production. Video from the first day of shooting is embedded after the break.
Iron Sky Sneak Peek is service we have set up for producers, financiers and supporters of Iron Sky. We will publish new material on a monthly basis, following the progress of the movie from the idea to script, storyboards, animatics and so on. You can become a supporter and gain access to the first few minutes of Iron Sky.
Follow the link below! They estimate that these »
Iron Sky is an upcoming Finnish feature-length comedy science fiction film from the makers of the Star Wreck series, directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Samuli Torssonen as their next project after the success of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. The screenwriters aboard Iron Sky are the award-winning Finnish author Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko (Howard Stern’s Private Parts, How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog).
As World War II comes to an end in 1945, Hans Kammler and other German scientists make a breakthrough in anti-gravity research. From a secret base in the Antarctic, Nazi spaceships are sent to the “dark side” of the Moon to establish the military base “Schwarze Sonne” (Black Sun). Their plan is to build a powerful fleet and return to conquer Earth. The film is set in the year 2018 when their descendants finally return.
Here are some more photos from the film »
The creators of Iron Sky have announced the third main cast member for their science fiction black comedy about Nazis on the Dark Side of the Moon. Christopher Kirby (Matrix Reloaded, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), will join Julia Dietze (Slave. Zimmer 205) and Götz Otto (The Pillars of the Earth, Schindler’s List) in the main cast of the movie.
Kirby will play James Washington, the first African-American astronaut on the Moon. Washington is part of the the first manned moon flight since the 70’s, which stumbles into the Moon Nazis – specifically, Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and Renate Richter (Julia Dietze).
Check out a video interview with Kirby and their official press release below!
Christopher Kirby Joins The Fight Against The Moon Nazis
Official Press Release:
Christopher Kirby Joins The Fight Against Moon Nazis!
Third member of Iron Sky main cast revealed
Helsinki 17-September-2010 — The creators »
- Jason Moore
Christopher Kirby, the actor who played Mauser in the last 2 Matrix flicks, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, has been cast as the 3rd lead in a Finnish sci-fi Nazi comedy titled Iron Sky.
“In 1945 the Nazis went to the moon. In 2018 They are coming back.”
That’s what the tag line reads, which says it all, I think.
Kirby will play a character named James Washington, the “first African-American astronaut on the Moon,” where he meets the Moon Nazis, played by his German co-stars, the other 2 leads, Gotz Otto and Julia Dietze.
Ya know, we don’t seem to see as many flicks that ridicule the Kkk, as much as there are films that mock and deride the Nazis.
Anywho… below, first watch the teaser trailer for the film, »
The creators of Iron Sky have revealed the identity of the third member of the main cast of Iron Sky, the science fiction black comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon. Christopher Kirby, whose previous work in sci-fi includes The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Quantum Leap, Daybreakers and Space: Above and Beyond, will join Julia Dietze (1/2 Ritter) and Götz Otto (Tomorrow Never Dies, Schindler’s List, The Downfall) in the main cast of the movie.
In the world of Iron Sky Nazis went to the Moon in 1945 – and in 2018 they are coming back. The film is an independent Finnish-German-Australian co-production and is known for its wide ranging co-operation with fans and the internet community.
Kirby’s character is James Washington, the first African-American astronaut on the Moon. Washington is part of the the first manned moon flight since the 70’s, which stumbles into the Moon Nazis – specifically, »
- Allan Ford
17 September 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Cologne, Germany -- Christopher Kirby, the actor who played Mauser in "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" has been cast as the third lead in "Iron Sky," the Finnish sci-fi comedy about Nazis from outer space.
Kirby will play James Washington, the "first African-American astronaut on the Moon," according to Iron Sky producers Blind Spot Pictures. There he meets the Moon Nazis, played by German co-stars Gotz Otto and Julia Dietze.
You can see Kirby talking about his role here.
- By Scott Roxborough
The Space Nazis are coming, and it's pretty much all of our fault. We've been following the story of Iron Sky for a few years now, but, according to Wired the project looks like it's turned a corner, in no small part thanks to fan-supplied funding. Two years ago a teaser trailer hit YouTube, featuring Nazis in the year 2018 prepping a mass invasion of Earth from their secret moonbase (man oh man, that sentence makes me want to twirl an evil mustache maniacally). 1.3 million views later, a second clip hit, drawing investments from over 50 fans wowed by the video's news-reel, semi-steampunk style. Filming on Iron Sky moves forward in Australia and Germany this fall, with about 90 percent of the film's $8.5 million budget secured. Any potential profits will be split between the 52 fan investors and 12 traditionally-acquired financiers. Producer Tero Kaukomaa's excitement is palpable: .If we are able to make money, »
Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions have released the first footage from their upcoming science fiction movie Iron Sky. In the world of Iron Sky the Nazis left for the Moon in 1945 – and in 2018 they are coming back. The movie is a science fiction black comedy, a Finnish-German co-production shot mainly in English.
The footage – edited into teaser format – was filmed in Tampere, Finland in March, but the main shooting of the film will begin later this year. The soundtrack was provided by Slovenian underground music heavyweight Laibach, who will also create the soundtrack of the movie. The CGI effects were created by Energia Productions.
Iron Sky is a scifi movie that takes place in the year 2018, when the Nazis, who fled the Earth to the dark side of the Moon in 1945, return to claim the Earth.
The budget of Iron Sky is 6.5 million euros, making it one of the »
- Allan Ford
In 1945 The Nazis Went To The Moon. In 2018 They Are Coming Back. Yes, that is the actual tagline for this crazy new sci-fi film from Finland, of all places, called Iron Sky. You've probably heard about it before, as we wrote a story last year reporting that it had received enough funding to start shooting. This isn't really an indie trailer more than it is an awesome, unique, fun foreign teaser trailer, but that's exactly why I wanted to feature it today anyway. This early promo comes from Quiet Earth and although the video alludes otherwise, they assure us that all of this is real footage that will appear in the movie in the end. Can't wait to see this! Watch the promo teaser trailer for Timo Vuorensola's Iron Sky: The Nazis set up a secret base on the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan a »
- Alex Billington
Back in March we brought you some production photos and behind the scenes video from the production of Iron Sky. The film is being created by Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions, who have just released the first footage from the film. The footage was filmed in Tampere, Finland back in March and then edited into teaser format.
Check it out below!
Iron Sky Teaser 2 – The First Footage
The Story of Iron Sky
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 »
- Jason Moore
We haven't covered Iron Sky much, despite the fact that it is a sci-fi comedy about Nazis attacking Earth from their base on the moon. We haven't done a lot of coverage because there hasn't been much to cover besides a pre-production teaser and the basic concept itself. But now the production has shot some footage for the film, which is being financed piecemeal. A teaser has been assembled so you can get an idea of what to expect from the very high-concept flick. Check it out after the break. In the press release containing info about the teaser, director Timo Vuorensola speaks about the production: We shot this footage mainly to make sure our workflow works as planned... The visual look and feel is one of the biggest challenges we need to overcome. Shooting this footage - which we will also use in the final film when it comes »
- Russ Fischer
Time for our yearly update on the progress of the Outer Space Nazi's. Some new footage, some bombastic music, and of course the obligatory swastika space station. Yes you are still excited about this (see our extensive archives on this project.) You know it to be true.
(via Quiet Earth and Opium)
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 Sun) on the so-called dark side of the Moon. The purpose of this base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.
[A quick update on this from Cannes, where the director showed me an in-progress version of the trailer before it went online. First, for those of you skeptical whether the film will ever happen, they are going into production in September. This is a real movie, it's cast, they have the large majority of the budget and all of the cast in place. It's happening. Second, this particular footage comes from a test shoot originally intended to test their workflow from shooting on green screen through to finished product. It was originally intended for internal viewing only but came out so well that they decided to release it to the masses. Third, the 'Give Us Your Money' line at the end of the teaser isn't really a joke. To make up the small remaining shortfall in their budget, the producers are giving fans the chance to directly invest in the film, at minimum increments of one thousand Euros. Investment at different levels brings different benefits. Read the press release below and follow the links for more info. - Todd.]
In space, no one can hear you scream…about Nazis!
If this site hadn’t already posted several articles about the Nazis-from-space flick, and if IMDb didn’t have a page dedicated to it, we might be tempted to call this one an April Fool's gag (which, of course, we can't...since we've reported about it before). Directed by Timo Vuorensola with a screenplay by Johanna Sinisalo, and starring Udo Kier (Blade), Iron Sky dreams up a scenario in which the Nazis went to the moon in 1945; now it’s 2018, and they’re coming back.
If you visit Iron Sky’s photo stream over at Flickr, you can check out the latest interior design artwork for the space Nazis’ scout ship, which got posted today (we have a couple of examples below, too). It’s cool in a retro kind of way—like the lovechild of Fritz Lang and George Lucas. »
Last year we showed you a killer teaser trailer for a retro sci-fi film being developed by Finland’s Energia Productions entitled, Iron Sky. The trailer showed a very original take on retro sci-fi that we have been looking forward to ever since. The film luckily got picked up at the Cannes International Film Festival, and they now have funding for a full length feature film.
Check out the teaser trailer below and some great info on the progress of their production, including some photos and behind the scenes video!
Teaser Trailer: Iron Sky
Just last week on their production blog – they said,
Yesterday in Tampere we filmed the first shots of Iron Sky that will end up in the actual film. No, this wasn’t the start of the main shoots, that is still in the future. This was one day spent in front of the green screen shooting »
- Jason Moore
14 February 2010 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Berlin -- After two years of Internet and guerrilla marketing stunts that included the 1930s-style newsboys shouting outside the European Film Market, Finland's Blind Spot pictures is about to close financing on "Iron Sky," the "Nazis on the moon" film that became an online sensation before a single frame was shot.
Director Timo Vuorensola, in Berlin to cast supporting roles for the film, told THR that Blind Spot is still in talks for the final 15%-20% of the film's $7 million-$8 million budget. Vuorensola expects to begin shooting this summer. German actors Udo Kier, Gotz Otto and Julia Dietze are attached to play Nazis who, according to the film's high-concept premise, set up a secret base on the moon in 1945 from which they plan to re-invade the earth in 2018.
- By Scott Roxborough
The internet phenomenon “Iron Sky”, a Finnish comedic horror film about Nazi’s secretly hiding on the moon and then invading Earth, is slated to finally start production in spring of 2010. The script is by Johanna Sinisalo, with Timo Vuorensola directing the project. A teaser trailer was released last year for the film, which is one of the latest in the production team’s style of collaborative filmmaking process. The production team reached out their online fan community to help contribute to the creative and production process, similar to Vuorrensola’s previous movies, the “Star Wreck” series. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for more on “Iron Sky”. By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: io9) »
- Costa Koutsoutis
20 items from 2010
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