The Moon Nazis Are Coming – The First Footage from Iron Sky Released!
May 13, 2010 · Print This Article
CANNES, 13 MAY 2010 — 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.
The budget of Iron Sky is 6.5 million euros, making it one of the most expensive Finnish film projects to date, and it will be released in 2011. Iron Sky is the second film project from the creators of Star Wreck, an internet phenomenon that has gathered over eight million viewers all around the world.
“We shot this footage mainly to make sure our workflow works as planned“, says the director Timo Vuorensola. “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 out – provided us with enough material to test out several options and pin down one. I’m hoping to find a visual combination that’s unique: something that looks a bit like a comic book and a bit like concept art, but with a definite photorealistic atmosphere.”
The movie is directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (Energia Productions) and Oliver Damian (27 Films). The main cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, The Downfall), Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher) and Udo Kier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark). The screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia Prize 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts).
The first teaser of Iron Sky was released in 2008 and it has gathered over 3.7 million views.
The creators of Iron Sky are very active in the social media and have gathered a sizable international fan following. On a weekly basis over 60,000 people follow the movie project and collaborate with it, and the figure keeps rising daily. People interested in Iron Sky can show their enthusiasm by demanding to see the movie in their own city at http://www.ironsky.net/demand/, join the production and collaborate with the filmmakers at http://www.wreckamovie.com/ and invest money in the movie project at http://www.ironsky.net/invest/
IRON SKY PRESS MATERIALS
For press materials, such as photos and video, head over to http://www.ironsky.net/press/
IRON SKY IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter: http://twitter.com/energia, http://twitter.com/ironskyfilm
BEHIND THE IRON SKY
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 film is a Finnish-German co-production, filmed mainly in English, with a budget of 6.5 million euros. It’s directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (Energia Productions) and Oliver Damian (27 Films Production), with a screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts). The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, The Downfall), Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher) and Udo Kier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark). The film will be released in 2011 and world sales are handled by Stealth Media Group.
Vuorensola and Torssonen’s first film was Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning – a fan-made sci-fi parody, which was published both as a free download and a commercial DVD. The film has reached over eight million viewers all around the world and gathered a strong international fan base.
Information and photos: http://www.starwreck.com/
The Star Wreck project gave birth to a collaborative filmmaking platform called Wreckamovie, which offers film creators a direct connection with their audience, and offers the fans a never-before-seen chance to interact with movie projects.