I love this retro sci-fi stuff!
Iron Sky is a semi-serious sci-fi invasion epic directed by Finnish filmmaker Timo Vuorensola. With aesthetically elegant aplomb it mixes alternative history with some rather convincing retro technological design work to create a tale of the Fourth Reich that is looking positively (and darkly) gorgeous.
Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity.
From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.
Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.
An international co-production by Blind Spot Pictures & Energia Productions from Finland, 27 Films from Germany and Perfect Circle from Canada, the film will be produced by an international team based in Helsinki, Finland with filming taking place mostly in Germany. It’s well on the way now, with a new trailer containing actual first footage (which you can see below). Iron Sky stars Julia Dietze (see picture below), Götz Otto (from the 007 film Tomorrow Never Dies)(see picture below), Tilo Prückner and even Udo Kier (recently in Blade and Shadow of the Vampire, but more infamously as the lead in both Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula — the Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey gore-and-sex horrors from the 1970s).
Concept art by Jussi Lehtiniemi (click on them to enlarge):
First there was this teaser:
Now this über-cool trailer has been released in time for Cannes:
Iron Sky is currently due for release in 2011. It will be in English.