Alternate histories and World War 2 scenarios are the perfect combination for people who want to know possible outcomes of what might have been. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me thinking of total Nazi victory in World War 2 without sans the Holocaust and other nasty stuff especially when you combine science fiction, military history, and insane imagination for details. A Finn-Australian production, with the aid of monetary support from various Internet users and companies, is making this unique post-war film set in a Nazi dominated world complete with lunar station, steampunk airships, and nasty flying saucers.
I've been following the production of "Iron Sky" since the sneak peeks and teasers have never let me down. Kudos to the effective marketing and promotion campaign of the people that made this film possible. I can't wait to see this film because it is quite a remarkable Indie film that rely on crowdsourcing and social networking to raise funds for quite some time. In fact, your donation is an integral part in the success of the film as you can see in the graph below:
The film is directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (visual effects producer, Energia), Oliver Damian (27 Films), Cathy & Mark Overett (New Holland Pictures), and San Fu Maltha as the executive producer. The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Downfall), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Daybreakers, Space: Above & Beyond), Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher) and Udo Kier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark). The screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts).
I must say, Ms. Dietze is fabulous even without the Nazi regalia... If you happened to watch Richard Harris' Fatherland and read about A Man on the High Castle then you will have a good idea as to how the world would be with the Germans controlling the world. Check out the teasers below!
Now the question is, do you want to live in a Nazi-dominated world? Don't worry, they all come in peace or so it seems! Unless if the Ruskies ruled...