“This is a nice way to wrap our opening festival in Berlin and I’m looking forward for more detailed list from our World Sales. I’m especially happy at the moment to confirm a theatrical release in North America as we are in negotiations with Entertainment One. I am also very excited getting Iron Sky out in Israel through country’s biggest distributor Shoval”says Iron Sky producer Tero Kaukomaa. A science fiction comedy about the Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon, Iron Sky, released it’s official trailer less than a week ago on YouTube. The trailer has received over 5 million views in six days, beating in popularity the trailers for upcoming blockbuster films such as The Amazing Spider-Man and Battleship.
“It feels great to beat these films that have already spent more on marketing that the entire budget of Iron Sky. I see it as a sign of democratisation of entertainment, where the internet means a Finnish film can capture the interest of the viewing public. This is a victory to all European and independent filmmakers, and it’s all thanks to our active online community”says director Timo Vuorensola. The film opened at Berlin International Film Festival as part of the Panorama Special selection, and was sold out in minutes. The premiere was a great success, huge standing ovations filled the Friedrichstadt-Palast in the end. While not all the critics have been positive, the audience seems to love the film. “Iron Sky is for sure an audience film; we’ve been ending every screening here in Berlin with huge ovations, and the theaters are packed. We came to Berlin with a Nazi comedy, ruled the headlines, made people fight for their tickets and angered some critics along the way. Veni, Vidi, Vici.” Timo Vuorensola concludes.
“Next up, we will be showing the film at South by Southwest Film Festival, and then gear up for the huge Finland-wide tour before the gala premiere in Tampere, Finland, where the film originated from, in 26.3.”adds Tero Kaukomaa. Iron Sky marches to theaters in April 4th, 2012. The world sales is handled by Stealth Media Group. Udo Kier as Wolfgang Kortzfleisch with officers Götz Otto & Julia Dietze as Klaus Adler & Renate Richter