A wee bit more IRON SKY footage *UPDATE*

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.]

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.

You can se the fresh footage on Energia's YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/Energiaproductions) and on the Iron Sky website (http://www.ironsky.net/).

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 KierJohanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia Prize 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts).

The first teaser of (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark). The screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer 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/


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