IRON SKY — oh, hell yes.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ve already seen this, but I want to save it here for prosperity (and also give a go, once again, at making more regular posts…).
About two years ago, a group of independent filmmakers put out a pitch trailer for a film they were working on called IRON SKY. I could summarize it for you, but the pitch trailer tells you pretty much everything you need to know:
Now, I thought this was fucking awesome. What a brilliant piece of pulp sci-fi. Space Nazis? Sign me the fuck up.
I was a little concerned, based on the fact that they bill it as a “sci-fi comedy” and they ended the pitch with a bit of lowbrow poop humor, but I reserved judgement until I could see more.
I’m glad I did. They’ve now put together what is still essentially a pitch trailer, but this one contains actual footage that will ultimately be in the film, and…well. There are no words.
That last shot seriously takes my breath away every time, and the music gives me chills.
After they released the original trailer, I actually contacted the team and offered to help them out with the VFX work. They were willing to bring me on board, too, but the catch was I’d have to relocate to Finland for the gig.
I’ve got work going on right now and a feature to be shooting, but if they’re still working on this around the end of the year, and things have slowed down for me then, I honestly might consider it. I love what I’m seeing and whether or not I can lend a hand personally, I wish them every success. I want to see this movie!