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Iron Sky 2 crew kicks off a major crowdfunding campaign


- Fans can contribute cash and ideas to the sequel to the sci-fi film

Iron Sky 2 crew kicks off a major crowdfunding campaign
An image from the poster for Iron Sky 2 - The Coming Race

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saga is set to continue. In the upcoming sequel, Iron Sky 2 – The Coming Race (see, the Nazis will be showing off on the moon. The cast of the film will include German actors such as Julia Dietze and Udo Kier, but also Canadian comedy star Tom Green, who will perform as a moon guru. “This is going to be more of an action film,” states Finnish writer-director-producer Timo Vuorensola, who has already seen about 1,000 fans contribute to the script development with cash and fresh ideas. “We get a lot of great feedback. We only use what I think is good. Nothing else goes into the film, so it is not a democratic process in any way; it is a dictatorship,” emphasises the filmmaker.

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For the financing of this motion picture, Vuorensola, his Finnish production partner, Tero Kaukomaa, and German producer Oliver Damian have today kicked off a huge crowdfunding campaign. On the website, fans can choose between various crowd-sourcing possibilities in order to participate in the financing and story development of the film. The goal is to collect about US $10 million in the next 18 months. A little taster of what the incredible story of Iron Sky 2 – The Coming Race will be like is shown in the first teaser for the movie, viewable here.

The principal photography for Iron Sky 2 – The Coming Race will take place next year between April and September. The premiere is scheduled for 2016. The visual effects, which include an army of dinosaurs, will be created by German post-production studio Pixomondo.

The partners in this German-Finnish co-production are Berlin- and Frankfurt-based 27 Films Production and Iron Sky Universe in Helsinki. About 40% of the budget is coming from the film-funding institutions Finnish Film Foundation, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and HessenInvestFilm in Frankfurt, while 60% will be financed independently. “Fortunately, we have a story that appeals to a global audience,” sums up Kaukomaa. “This is an audience that actually wants to participate in the production. This audience will also help us to keep control over how the film will be distributed when we are signing those agreements.”


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