The date is set for Iron Sky’s Moon Nazis to invade the UK and Finland on April 4th, with Germany getting the film a day later. But those of us stateside aren’t sure when to expect our own invasion. Variety reports that Entertainment One is negotiating to acquire the North American rights. The film, by Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, is set in the year 2018 and features the Fourth Reich, a fleet of Nazi spaceships intent on invading the Earth. Starring Julia Dietze (Love in Thoughts), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded) and Udo Kier (Blade), the film won audiences over at the Berlin Film Festival after having sold out tickets in an hour. To see what all the fuss was about, hit the jump to check out the trailer and some images from Iron Sky.
As Iron Sky was funded in part by fans across the internet, director Vuorensola spoke to the use of social media as a means of marketing and what that suggests for future projects:
“I see it as a sign of democratization of entertainment, where the Internet means a Finnish film can capture the interest of the viewing public. This is a victory to all European and independent filmmakers, and it’s all thanks to our active online community.”
Vuorensola also seems to know just where his target demographic lies. He doesn’t seem all that concerned about critical response as long as audience enjoys the film.
Iron Sky is for sure an audience film; we’ve been ending every screening here in Berlin with huge ovations, and the theaters are packed,” Vuorensola said. “We came to Berlin with a Nazi comedy, ruled the headlines, made people fight for their tickets and angered some critics along the way.”
Here’s the trailer from the futuristic invasion flick, Iron Sky with some more images below(via Iron Sky’s website):