Iron Sky, the Finnish-German-Australian sci-fi black comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, has released its promo trailer online. The trailer is still work-in-progress and it was released on the film project’s Iron Sky Sneak Peek web service to give the fans a glimpse of what the live action in the film will look like, and to get comments and suggestions for finishing up the promo trailer.
“We opened Iron Sky Sneak Peek when we started shooting Iron Sky last November as both a service for fans and a crowd funding channel. A subscription costs a minimum of one euro, but those who want to support us can pay more”,
says Timo Vuorensola, the director of Iron Sky.
“The basic idea of the service is to give the internet audience a chance to see how the first five minutes of Iron Sky are made, starting from the idea and going through script, animatics and so on. Eventually, the subscribers of Iron Sky Sneak Peek will get to see the first five minutes of the film before anybody else.”
“So far we have been very reserved about showing something that’s unfinished, but now we are expanding the service into an experimentation laboratory, where we will release other pieces of ‘work in progress’ material in addition to the trailer, and ask the audience for feedback”,
says the producer of Iron Sky, Tero Kaukomaa.
“Iron Sky Sneak Peek has been a great way for us to get support from our fans and to give them a chance to influence how the movie will turn out.”
The finished version of the promo trailer will be released at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival.
Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy 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 Finnish-German-Australian co-production with a budget of 7.5 million euros. It’s directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (visual effects producer, Energia), Oliver Damian (27 Films), Cathy Overett & Mark Overett (New Holland Pictures) with San Fu Maltha as the executive producer. The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, Tomorrow Never Dies, Downfall), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Daybreakers, Space: Above and Beyond), Udo Kier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark), Peta Sergeant (Satisfaction), Stephanie Paul (Separation City, Film School Confidential), and Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher). The screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts). The film will be completed in December 2011 and the world sales is handled by Stealth Media Group.
Iron Sky, which is yet to have its official release date, is slated for 2012 release.