Finnish Nazis-on-the-Moon Movie 'Iron Sky' Gets Funding
by Alex Billington
June 16, 2009
Check out that concept! The project, titled Iron Sky, has finally secured the last bit of funding it needs to moved forward. The Finnish Film Foundation has given them the last $1.1 million that was necessary; other financiers include Walt Disney Finland and Finnish broadcaster YLE as well as co-producers 27 Film Production in Germany and Film & Music Entertainment in the U.K. The movie, as you expected, is a genre spoof about a group of Nazis who escaped to the moon before the end of World War II and are planning a new Fourth Reich. Shooting will start in January with a cast of German second-tier stars for a 2011 debut.
I actually first heard about this back in May when Film School Rejects posted a batch of crazy awesome concept art (like that ship you see above). Finnish director Timo Vuorensola will be making his directorial debut with Iron Sky. The cast includes Gotz Otto, Udo Kier, Julia Deitze and Tilo Pruckner. This really sounds like one of those badass foreign genre projects like Mutant Chronicles and I can't wait to see it come together. Apparently the budget they've put together is "huge for Finnish standards," which I hope means it'll look as good the concept art does. We'll keep you updated, but for now, check out the teaser on FSR.