by David Mendez
If you're not familiar with the 2012 film classic, Iron Sky, let me give you a quick synopsis:
There are Moon Nazis. They try and take over the Earth.
That's all you need to know, honestly — it's a well done, decently acted, campy-as-hell take on an invasion film that does a heavy-handed take on social commentary.
And the creators want to film a sequel.
I'm in. From their IndieGoGo campaign:
The story of Iron Sky a begun long time a go in a sauna far far away, when a friend of mine told that he's got an idea for a new film — Moon Nazis. We were laughing at it, but decided — let's make this happen!
We had no idea what it meant to do an international, English-language, multi-million film back then, but we went for it. Another six years later, Iron Sky was released, distributed worldwide, got a million people to cinema and even more to buy the film on BluRay and even more to grab it from Pirate Bay. A crazy success for an indie dream.
The story of Iron Sky continues, and this time, we want to be dependant on nobody but our fans, friends and followers out there. With Iron Sky, we spent all of our energy in trying to finance the film, forced to be doing bad deals and compromising a lot. We had to tweak the story to meet the needs of the financiers but still fight to keep the integrity of the story intact — had we not fought, we'd probably had Mickey Mouse in Moon Base with Santa Claus — this actually was one real suggestion to make the story “funnier”. We don't want to end up in these discussions again and we don't want to spend five years trying to come up with the money.
Listen, I already threw my wallet at the screen — and that was before the folks at Film School Rejects indicated that they might include dinosaurs and Nazis from the center of the Earth.