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.
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
This is so crazy it just might work.
S on Jun 16, 2009
This is great news! I've been hoping for this ever since I heared about it! Alex make sure to keep us posted!
xerxex on Jun 16, 2009
I HOPE THE NAZIS DIE IN THE END! CANT WAIT TIL INGLORIOUS....WAR WAR WAR!!!!
JEFFREY on Jun 16, 2009
sounds like something that walt disney would bankroll sounds like it might be fun
Janny on Jun 16, 2009
Great news. I forgot about this, long time since a heard something new about it, but thanks Alex. I´ll wait impatiently for more.
Mario on Jun 16, 2009
This is hilarious. Especially considering Walt Disney himself, was a Nazi sympathiser. LOL. I can't wait form this, it looks crazy. Nazis on the moon FTW!
Joan Fett on Jun 16, 2009
This sounds great. I heard somewhere recently that a friend of Mac Brazel who saw some of the wreckage that was found in Roswell back in the 40s, claimed that he saw swastika symbols on it. I gotta go Google that and see if I can find out more info. Anyway, makes for a great movie story.
Dan Walimaa on Jun 16, 2009
Did I just read "badass foreign genre projects like Mutant Chronicles"???? Did anyone even see that horrid movie? Yes! This looks badass, the concept alone is interesting as hell.. but please dont doom this by comparing it to Mutant Chronicles!! Id rather see some project by mcGees boy anyday!!
lando on Jun 16, 2009
Looks really cool .
led panel on Jun 17, 2009
What an excellent movie idea :D. good pl0t.
SkyNet on Jun 17, 2009
Is this the same bunch who has made several Star Trek-fan movies? Funny guys =)
David Banner on Jun 17, 2009
The article is incorrect. Walt Disney funded the real nazis when they left for the moon, not the movie about the story.
9mm on Jun 17, 2009
The NASA has still problems to lunch the Endeavour to an earth orbit nowadays, and you want to tell me the nazis brought all this iron and technical stuff in the 40´s to the moon? C´mon! Mercedes Benz isn´t that perfect!
pipo on Jun 17, 2009
#11 Yep, I think these are the guys who made that "Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning" satire, which was (in my opinion) very well made, all things considered. Ivanova doing nothing more than issuing parking tickets to the spaceships, and Garibaldi spending the whole movie drunk....
Luis M on Jun 17, 2009
#11 & #14 it is definately those guys. They have based the film on a book half based on facts and half summmised (made up) That the Germans developed a form of anti gravity flight at thier V2 mountain factories. As the Allies advanced they moved everything and all invovled to a secret Antartic base to carry on the research. They sealed the mountains by blowing them up with all the slave labour still inside.
skipman on Jun 18, 2009
HEY SKIPMAN WHY DONT U GO SUCK A DICK OK
LUIS CANO on May 5, 2011
all of ya just shut the fuck up!!!!!
LUIS CANO on May 5, 2011
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