What is Iron Sky The Coming Race?
Iron Sky The Coming Race is dark science fiction comedy that is a sequel to 2012’s cult hit Iron Sky in which Nazis attacked from the dark side of the Moon. The film is a Finnish-German-Belgian co-production with a budget of approximately 17 million euros. It’s directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Iron Sky Universe), Oliver Damian (27 Films Production) and Peter De Maegd (Potemkino).
The movie stars Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov and Kit Dale. Other major roles are played by Julia Dietze and Udo Kier, both returning from first Iron Sky, and as a new addition Tom Green. The screenplay is written by American writer Dalan Musson. Filming began October 19th, 2015 at AED Studios in Antwerp, Belgium with an international cast and crew.
What makes Iron Sky special is the wide ranging collaboration with fans and community: fans join in creating ideas and content for the movie on the upcoming crowdsourcing platform, give the film publicity by creating word of mouth and even participate in funding by crowdfunding big portion of the budget.
THE ORIGINAL IRON SKY FILM
IRON SKY the original film premiered in 2012. It’s is a dark science fiction comedy that takes place in the year 2018, when the Nazis, who fled the Earth to the dark side of the Moon in 1945, return to claim the Earth.
Iron Sky was a Finnish-German-Australian co- production with a budget of eight million euros (11 million US dollars). It was directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (visual effects producer, Energia Productions), Oliver Damian (27 Films Production), Cathy Rodda and Mark Overett (New Holland Pictures), and San Fu Maltha as the executive producer. The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Knights, Bullet), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, The Downfall), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Daybreakers), Udo Kier (Ace Ventura, Dancer in the Dark), Peta Sergeant (Satisfaction), Stephanie Paul (Separation City, Film School Confidential) and Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story,The Counterfeiters), and the screenplay was written by Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts) and Timo Vuorensola, based on a story by acclaimed sci-fi novelist Johanna Sinisalo and on an original idea from Jarmo Puskala. The film was completed in February 2012 and released at Berlinale 2012 in Panorama program.
Iron Sky has been distributed in theatres in over 60 countries, and even more on BluRay and DVD. Film won the Silver Méliès -award and Audience Award at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, the AACTA (“Australian Oscar”) for best visual effects, Jussi-award (“Finnish Oscar”) for best production design, and several audience awards in festivals around the world. It was in official selection in such film festivals as Berlinale, Moscow Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Sofia International Film Festival and Sitges Film Festival. World sales is handled by Atlas International.