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How Is It That a Movie That Doesn't Exist Has Such Awesome Trailers?

By TK Burton | Trailers | May 18, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | May 18, 2010 |

Despite the bizarre awesomeness of the whole thing, I laid off posting the first teaser for Iron Sky, mainly because, well, it’s a trailer for a movie that doesn’t exist. But then again, it’s not like that stopped me before, so what the hell.

The story of Iron Sky is a weird one. The film is a low-brow, high-concept one about a secret Nazi base on the moon that’s been hidden since WWII, and now the Nazis are back in force and invading the earth. And, I have to admit, that sounds pretty awesome if handled with a tongue in cheek… though not too much so. The trailers are mainly pre-production production footage, shot basically in an effort to garner funding, which the film is apparently sorely lacking. In fact, the second trailer concludes with a solicitation for money.

Strange, eh?

Here’s the official synopsis:

Iron Sky is a scifi movie 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. The film is a Finnish-German co-production, filmed mainly in English, with a budget of 6.5 million euros. It’s directed by Timo Vuorensola and produced by Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures), Samuli Torssonen (Energia Productions) and Oliver Damian (27 Films Production), with a screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo (Nebula Award nominee 2009, Finlandia 2000) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts). The cast includes Julia Dietze (1½ Ritter), Götz Otto (Schindler’s List, The Downfall), Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher) and Udo Kier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark).

I don’t know most of those names, and frankly I don’t care. I’m still intrigued. Plus — Udo Kier! And… um… the guy that played the Night Hob in The Neverending Story! If they could get Jürgen Prochnow to sign onto this bitch, I’d absolutely donate.

Anyway, here’s the first trailer, which is absolutely awesome (and features some great music):

Here’s the second one, which is heavier on the bombast, but still pretty damn entertaining:

You can also see production art and photos on the film’s Flickr page (though I must say, they seem to have borrowed heavily from the Killzone video games).

Come on. You’d totally see that, admit it.

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