Blind Spot Pictures has rolled out a new trailer for Iron Sky, an upcoming science-fiction comedy film from the makers of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning.
The visuals here are much more crisp and epic than I had been imagining they would be. The production values here are outstanding, and it looks like they got some real talent for the picture, despite the lack of any strong star power.
The premise is a bit goofy if not outright offensive. I’m not sure how big the segment of the population is who think that Nazis are funny, but it looks like there might be some fun characters here. Mostly, I think the appeal will be all the space combat and other special effects sequences, which a more serious film would not tolerate quite so much of.
The trailer came with this 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.
Also this poster:
Iron Sky will go live on April 4, 2012.
The movie - shot in Red camera format - was directed by Timo Vuorensola, produced by Tero Kaukomaa and written by Johanna Sinisalo along with Michael Kalesniko. Iron Sky was financed by Energia Productions, Blind Spot Pictures, New Holland Pictures and 27 Films production companies.