In all of history, there has never been a nemesis to the free world quite like the Nazis. They’ve flooded the movie market with notable bad guys, and they’re what made most of the Indiana Jones franchise worth watching (face it, the Commies were nowhere near as cool). Now the science fiction movie genre is going to be bombarded with something even cooler: Space Nazis.
Space Nazis? Are you kidding? Nope, totally serious here. At the end of World War II, when Germany fell to the Allies, a secret Nazi base in Antarctica used its experimental anti-gravity technology to transport its personnel to the dark side of the moon, where they established a base. Now, in 2018, they’re back with a vengeance in the science fiction comedy, Iron Sky.
2012 marks the end of a six year project to create Iron Sky. Debuting their teaser trailer at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, they hoped to generate enough interest to find financial backing for the project. Spreading out their creative fundraising, they also turned to the internet community, asking for donations from online film enthusiasts to keep the project up and running. They also gave the community at Wreckamovie the opportunity to contribute to the plot of the film.
In October of 2011, a three part prequel comic was released, scripted by Mikko Rautalahti, the writer for the Xbox 360 game Alan Wake and drawn by comic artist Gerry Kissell, creator of IDW Publishing’s Code Word: Geronimo. Issue 1 was free, and the remaining two comics were available to people who donated even the smallest contribution to the project.
The movie will star Udo Kier (Blade, Shadow of the Vampire) with a soundtrack featuring the Slovenian industrial group Laibach. Iron Sky is being released in Finland on April 4th, 2012, with a North American release to follow sometime after that.