The Ark – An Iron Sky Story is a new instalment in the Iron Sky franchise. It tells the story of two Chinese university dropout audiophiles who set out on a quest to decode a mysterious message received from the Moon, but quickly find themselves fighting against the mother of all conspiracy theories – the Illuminati.
The moon has always mystified me. Cracking its secrets has been one of mankind’s longest scientific journeys, a journey we’ve barely begun, but science fiction writers and filmmakers have been on the case far longer than me. My first film placed Nazis on the Moon and now with The Ark – An Iron Sky Story, we will journey deeper into the core, combining Chinese mythology with science fiction action.
To me, Iron Sky is not just a fun outlet for science fiction action, crazy characters and wicked plots – it’s also a vehicle to discuss the world we live in. The Ark – An Iron Sky Story is set in the aftermath of a manmade ecological crisis and humanity’s attempts in trying to solve the mess we’ve made.
Making a film in China has long been my dream. Having watched many Hong Kong action films from the 80’s and 90’s in my youth (on badly pirated VHS tapes, mind you), and later getting to know modern Chinese film, it’s an amazing gift to now truly get to work within the Chinese film industry.