If you’re making a movie about Nazis on the moon, there’s a good chance you’re shooting for exploitative amazement rather than trying to tell a deeply personal story. Iron Sky director Timo Vuorensola knew exactly what he was doing with that first feature, and he’s now in the midst of crowdsourcing the even more outlandish sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race. Check out the flabbergastingly silly first teaser trailer below.
It’s dino-mite, right? In a world where the phrase “Go big or go home” exists, Vuorensola has blown his home up and can only ascend the peaks of the mountains of madness. While Iron Sky wasn’t an enormous success, it gained instant cult love and was profitable enough for the filmmakers to eventually pay back its investors’ money. This is the difference between Hollywood making movies for money and filmmakers creating films for cinema’s sake. But now the action is moving from outer space to inner space.
Here’s the batshit crazy synopsis for Iron Sky: The Coming Race:
20 years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devestated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity—or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.
I’m having trouble believing any other movie could possibly sound more interesting. Check out the first poster for this endeavor, which is just as awesome as you hoped.
The producers have started up an Indiegogo campaign to try and raise $500,000 of the film’s proposed $15 million budget. This is the pre-production budget, which they hope will ensure the film’s high quality look. They aim to raise the rest of the money over the next 18 months, with a planned 2016 release date for the sequel. Check out the promo video for the campaign, which has already raised $86,500 in just five days.
Are you guys as jazzed about heading into the reptile-filled center of the Earth like we are? If you’re not, you can go to heil.