It sure has been a long time coming: Our first article about IRON SKY was typed all the way back in May of 2008. At the time, the nazis-from-space sci-fi spoof was just a demented glimmer in its creators eyes, but now the flick is finished and on its way to Germany for the Berlin International Film Festival (fitting, eh?). To celebrate, they've treated us to the official trailer!
I must admit that while the flick looks like a one-joke premise stretched out thin, the visual effects are quite impressive, and there are a handful of amusing gags to be found. Take a look at the preview below and let us know what you think.
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.
IRON SKY is directed by Timo Vuorensola, written by Vuorensola and Michael Kalesniko based on the original story by Johanna Sinisalo, and starring acclaimed actors Christopher Kirby, Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Peta Sergeant, Udo Kier and Stephanie Paul.
You can check out the official site for the movie right HERE. The theatrical release date is evidently set for APRIL 4th, and it has been sold to over 30 territories worldwide.