Here’s the pitch for Iron Sky: Nazis attack from the moon. It’s a ridiculous idea for a movie, but one that grabbed enough attention to get the independent sci-fi war comedy’s $7.5 million budget partially crowd-funded. Now backers get to see the fruits of their investments in the teaser trailer for the film, which will premiere next month at the Berlin Film Festival.
Starring beloved cult film actor Udo Kier — who has specialized in playing nefarious German characters since his creepy turn as Dr. Frankenstein in Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein — Iron Sky’s premise involves gravity-defying Nazis attacking Earth from a base hidden on the dark side of the moon. From the looks of it, the movie shares the same campy, humorous, tongue-in-cheek nature as FDR: American Badass, another warped selection based loosely (very loosely) on history.
Directed by Timo Vuorensola and also starring Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, and Chris Kirby, Iron Sky will hit theaters this April. Check out the trailer below (via /Film):
Towards the end of World War II the Nazi scientists made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity. From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.
Now it’s 2018, and it’s the time for the first American Moon landing since the ‘70s. Meanwhile the Nazi invasion, that has been over 70 years in the making, is on its way, and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom. The three main characters of the story are Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), Klaus Adler (Götz Otto), and James Washington (Christopher Kirby).
Does this trailer bring enough Nazi camp for your liking?
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