A Finnish-German-Australian co-production, filmed mainly in English, with a budget of about 7.5 million euros, Iron Sky is described by its producers as "a dark science fiction comedy."
|By Robbie Graham|
Silver Screen Saucers
Here's the official synopsis:
“In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!
Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.”
Directed by Timo Vuorensola, Iron Sky is produced by Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions in Finland, and co-produced by 27 Films in Germany and New Holland Pictures in Australia.
Iron Sky premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and opens in Finnish and German theatres in April 2012. Release in other countries will follow soon after.
The theatrical release of Iron Sky will represent a major step forward for the fledgling 'participatory cinema' movement, which seeks to develop, produce and distribute movies in collaboration with an international online community of film enthusiasts. Other UFO/ET and esoteric participatory movies currently in the works include Apollo Minus Project and Light Masters . . ..