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Mark Kermode | 14:11 UK time, Sunday, 16 May 2010

Two years ago they promised the moon... would deliver a Nazi invasion. And this year the lunacy is real. Let's review the pitch: the Moon, UFOs, Nazis, Udo Kier... Yes the Iron Sky is finally about to fall on our heads and I couldn't be happier.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Mark... sorry, but why were you being so patronizing to that guy? Pretty snide of you.

    I mean seriously, funny accents aside, most of my northern neighbors (i. e. the Finns) AND US ESTONIANS, FOR THAT MATTER! can actually speak pretty more-then-decent English... So there's no need to treat us like little kids :D

  • Comment number 2.

    I am completely sold on that pitch. To be fair, if the pitch just listed Udo Kier it'd still interest me.

  • Comment number 3.

    Well yes, the tagline is pretty juicy...

  • Comment number 4.

    Wow i remember the blog you did of july last year when you spoke about this movie and have just gone back to it to remind myself what its all about and after seeing this new video and just as excited about this movie as im sure you are Dr. Totally agree with the casting of Udo Kier, perfect. Put me down for 1 adult, will the film get a big release over in the uk? hope so. Day 3 Dr k hang in there

  • Comment number 5.

    I am so excited. I remember when you blogged about this at a previous Cannes, and... boy oh boy.

  • Comment number 6.

    At what point does a concept become a movie? The trailer/teaser is quite advanced yet they have not started filming. Seems like you can achieve a lot with pre-production these days... Looks great.

  • Comment number 7.

    I share the good doctors worries, that this can't possibly fulfill our expectations. To make matters worse, as I understand it, they plan to make a parody out of it, probably in style of Star Wreck, their previous work.
    I still support the independent nature of the whole effort, and generally like the whole thing, but the fear, the FEAR..

  • Comment number 8.

    Laibach doing the sundtrack for Iron Sky - seriously this is the best musical/ visual mix possible for this film. Tanz mit Laibach!

  • Comment number 9.

    Yes, finally they're starting to film!

    I bought war bonds so I'm expecting something good.
    Watching this though, I do get the feeling it's going to be special...

  • Comment number 10.

    I totally agree with EstonianFilmFan. That was extremely patronizing and rude. Just because he doesn't have a 100 decibel voice like you doesn't mean he cannot be understood.
    I really don't think there's anything to fear about expectations. And yes, Robert, it will be a parody. It's either your cup of tea or it isn't. Star Wreck was great and this production promises to be even better. They're Finns! That fact alone basically guarantees quality work.

  • Comment number 11.

    I'm only watching it if it's in 3D.....That was a joke, stop flapping your hands about. Seriously though, I thought that this was already in the can, now I have to wait another year, I suspect even that is optimistic, I predict we won’t see this hit the screens until at least 2012 and probably on DVD.

  • Comment number 12.

    Please don't be a Snakes on a plane!!!!Please don't be a Snakes on a plane!!!!Please don't be a Snakes on a plane!!!!Please don't be a Snakes on a plane!!!!

  • Comment number 13.

    I have to confess a bit of skepticism, if only because I'm automatically skeptical of any movie pitch that sounds like a mural I might find airbrushed on the side of a Trans Am.

    Still, Udo Kier. Did you swipe that pen or did they give it to you?

  • Comment number 14.

    The trailer for this reminds me of the cut-scenes for the Red Alert games, which are excellent by the way... I feel CGI really comes into its own when done in a B movie context. Still, not sure how well it'll translate into a full length film. But the trailer is fantastic.

  • Comment number 15.

    Does anyone know if that new film S U S is being shown at there? If it is has anyone seen it and what do they think??

  • Comment number 16.

    This could be very interesting if it goes down the The Empire Strikes Back route in which, refreshingly, the good guys get their behinds kicked. Off the top of my head, there hasn't been an off-formula SFX extravaganza in a while.

  • Comment number 17.

    This is very interesting!
    With Kermode keeping an eye on the progress of 'Iron Sky' . . . there will be extra interest when it's realised! Got to be a good thing.
    @ those upset about Mark's interview style. That's how he is with everyone. Just listen to the weekly 5 Live movie podcast on fridays.
    Good luck the Iron Sky community. I will be buying as I did Star Wrecking.

  • Comment number 18.

    Hmmmm... I'm just not sure about this. If this wasn't a bunch of plucky (presumably) independent Finns making the film, would he really be getting that excited about it?

    I know he likes his B-Movies but, I think I'll reserve judgement for now...

  • Comment number 19.

    I can not wait, but please don't hype this anymore until it is really out. Too much buildup can ruin a good thing before it even has a chance.

  • Comment number 20.

    Moon Nazi's Must Die!

    (unless they surf...)

  • Comment number 21.

    Iron Sky is one of the most Original Film Ideas I have known about, Very Interesting.

  • Comment number 22.

    We've got an interview with Timo Vuorensola in the latest issue of Now or Never! magazine (#18).


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