The long wait for the newest Iron Sky film: The Coming Race is almost on us. Produced by Iron Sky and Jeridoo Universe, the film will have an exclusive release in Helsinki on January 16th 2019 before a wider release across Europe and the United States. The sequel has been heavily anticipated ever since it was announced in 2012, shortly after the first film was released –seven years ago.
The Iron Sky and Jeridoo joint production has gone against the usual American studio system by being using non-traditional funding methods. More than 7,000 fans from 75 different countries have helped raise money to complete the project on Indigogo. Part of the fundraising effort was giving fans roles in the film including extras or the chance to be eaten by a dinosaur. The fundraising alone raised over a million dollars while the rest of the $15 million budget came from more traditional sources.
Finish director Timo Vuorensola and again helms the reins this installment does an amazing job of combining action, humour, and dazzling special effects in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Iron Sky 2, is set twenty years after the events of the first movie, and the former Nazi Moon Base has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth has been devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep underground 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 Nazi zombie Hitler and his dinosaur army. It doesn’t get much cooler than that for fans of the franchise.
The only remaining opportunity for scientist Obi Washington is to escape to the Earth's interior. On their mission to a city hidden there, however, the occupants led by Renate Richter’s daughter and James Washington are by not so friendly to Obi and her gang. Instead, she encounters a prehuman dinosaur world and former rulers of the world who have been hiding under their human mask. Also, for centuries, the "Vril" who controls the earthly state governments with the aim of gaining the supremacy of their reptile race over the people. A race for the future begins as all these different factions fight for ultimate power.
Iron Sky - The Ark, the third installment, is already ramping up and getting ready. The story of the third installment is about two Chinese school drop-outs who set about deciphering a mysterious message from the moon, but quickly find themselves fighting the mother of all conspiracy theories - the Illuminati. The Ark is directed by Vuorensola as well and stars Andy Garcia.
In yet another move that displays the power shift that is going on in Hollywood. Paramount Pictures has struck a multi-picture deal with streaming giant Netflix Inc. Not too long ago, it was unthinkable that one of the biggest and most prestigious movie studios in the world would give up on the lucrative box office sales in favour of a shared revenue model involving streaming.
The move represents a significant departure for Viacom, which was criticized before by selling Netflix the streaming rights to its most popular Nickelodeon shows several years ago. However as of late, Paramount is coming off a prolonged dry spell and heavy financial losses which make the timing right for a deal. Although it has been ramping up its pipeline of movies and TV shows to turn around the studio, it has still lost nearly $450 million. Paramount executives hope this new deal will stop the bleeding.
Wall Street analysts largely blamed Viacom’s previous management for accelerating the rapid migration of children’s viewership to streaming platforms and away from traditional TV networks. Ratings for Nickelodeon and Viacom’s other television channels faltered — and have never fully recovered.
In recent years, Viacom scaled back the availability of existing TV shows on streaming platforms to encourage viewers to watch TV the old-fashioned way. It removed “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” from Hulu last year, but the New York-based conglomerate has begun putting together small deals to create new versions of shows for Netflix, Amazon and even the newer service Facebook Watch.
What’s more, Paramount is facing stiffer competition from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon.com and Apple who are collectively spending an astounding $20 billion this year on content. The streaming services are hungry for programming at a time when other major studios, such as Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros., have been pulling back because they plan to use their content to launch their own streaming services.
The new Netflix deal was different from past arrangements where about eight years ago, Viacom sold Netflix the right to stream episodes of its TV tentpoles such as Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” which encouraged the audience flight. This was seen as a bad move for the film studio, giving up valuable rights for a fraction of what they were worth. This time around Paramount will produce a small number of titles exclusively for the streaming company.
The century-old studio also is expanding its slate of theatrical movies. Paramount will release 13 movies to theaters in this fiscal year, up from nine in 2018. Its goal is to release 19 films in 2020.
Meanwhile, Paramount beat analyst expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter by posting its third consecutive quarter of profit. The improvement was due, in large part, to “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” with Tom Cruise, which generated nearly $800 million in ticket sales worldwide.
The studio also scored with “A Quiet Place,” which cost less than $20 million to make. The John Krasinski-helmed film, starring Emily Blunt, generated $341 million worldwide.
This month, a unique film and musical experience, inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope's iconic Deep Field image, premiered in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center and is now available online on Youtube for free.
The film, titled Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe, a 30-minute documentary, features a variety of incredible Hubble imagery of far-away galaxies and includes computer-generated visualizations of star clusters developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute. (STSci) It is definitely worth watching for any amature space astronomers. Those visualizations not only depict the awesome beauty of the universe, but also express the three-dimensional nature of celestial objects in away never before experienced by the public.
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into Earth’s orbit in 90s and is one of the largest and versatile telescopes in operation. It was built by NASA along with the European Space Agency. It was inception began in the 70s with a proposed launch in 83 but project was delayed by budget problems.
While there have been IMAX and Hubble 3D documentary films, The Deep Field experience, is a unique collaboration between Grammy award-winning composer Eric Whitacre, producers Music Productions, multi award-winning artists 59 Productions, and The Space Telescope Science Institute.
The film paints the incredible story of the Hubble telescope an extraordinary portrait of the universe revealed by Hubble when it was pointed at a tiny and completely dark patch of sky for a total exposure time of about six days. What it revealed was an image that contained over 3,000 galaxies scattered across space and time.
For Deep Field, the team worked with 59 Productions, which is based in London, England and id best known for its video graphics of the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, to revise and adapt seven previously produced sequences to fit into the symphonic and astronomical narrative. The STScI team also developed four new astronomical sequences for the film.
There have been nothing like this one-of-kind collaboration, blending science and art together to create a new masterpiece. To create these animations, the STScI team had to invent new techniques that they hadn't used before. The complex calculations required to model the galaxies strained the limits of their computational capabilities. The struggle was to present something cinematic yet accurate. The result is something extremely breathtaking.
Hubble images of the galaxy group known as Stephan's Quintet, which is a group of five galaxies of which four form the first cluster of galaxies ever discovered, were transformed into intergalactic experiences that take viewers soaring through the cosmos. The team also worked with supercomputer simulations from astronomers at Caltech University to construct and fly through an extraordinarily detailed three-dimensional model of our galaxy.
Deep Field will be shared with the world through multiple film screenings and live orchestra performances in concert halls, planetariums, museums, and science centers across the world.
The Creator Of Superheroes Dies At 95
Stan Lee, who died at the age of 95, was the last of the great comic book writers. He was former President of Marvel Comics and created lasting characters like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. His superheroes weren’t one dimensional characters but people we could identify with. While they had great powers – strength, speed, or mental powers – they were also incredibly human and with that, human faults.
Born Stanley Lieber in New York City in 1922, he took the pen name Stan Lee to save his real name for more literary pursuits. Fortunately for comic book fans across the globe, those pursuits never came. Instead, Lee devoted more than six decades to the comics industry, co-creating Spider-Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man and Daredevil. In 1970, he successfully challenged the restrictive Comics Code Authority with a story about drug abuse in Spider-Man.
The increased complexity of Marvel's characters broadened their appeal to older audiences. Lee, always a savvy businessman, spearheaded the expansion of Marvel Comics from a division within a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation which of course included multi-billion dollar film franchises.
These sprawling film franchises that created a universe of cross-pollinating characters turned superhero movies into the lifeblood of Summer blockbuster industry – a domain that used to be held be Steven Spielberg – and prompting Disney to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. The movie business wouldn't look like it does today without him. Stan Lee probably couldn't have envisioned when he first put ink to paper in 1939 that he'd be dreaming up some of the most iconic, recognizable characters in pop culture.
After entering the comics industry as a teenager and helping the medium to mature and expand, Lee's impact on comics was recognized with numerous awards including the American National Medal of Arts in 2008.
After 95 years, Stan remained remarkably consistent. Walking down the street, he’d move faster than you, even in his tenth decade. He’d happily wave at people who would stop for autographs. He appeared as a cameo in Marvel movies, much like Alfred Hitchcock before him, stamping his name on his creations.
Lee's first original creation was the Destroyer, who debuted in Mystic in 1941, but he put comics on hold while he served in the Army in World War II. He rejoined what would later become Marvel Comics in the 1950s and worked in a variety of genres, comics then being a primary source of entertainment for boys and girls that included detective, romance, Westerns, horror and sci-fi stories.
When he was on the verge of quitting the whole business, Marvel tasked him with creating superheroes to rival The Flash, the Justice League of America and whatever else DC Comics was churning out. Lee with the help of Jack Kirby's first answer was The Fantastic Four, in 1961.
They would go on to create the characters who would make up The Avengers, as well as revive World War II-era heroes such as Captain America and the Sub-Mariner.
Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko created the most iconic superhero of all – rivaling even Superman. The Amazing Spider-Man would become Marvel's best-selling title in 1966 and most successful character of all time.
After Kirby's departure from the company, Lee became publisher of Marvel Comics and became the face of the Marvel Universe—a status that wouldn't change even when the business was no longer in his control.
Lee died Monday. He had been in frail health for some time, but still had been doing what he loved – writing, producing and appearing in his cameo projects.
Best Films About War of All Time
This Remembrance Day, many of us are thinking about those who fought and died in war. Thankfully fewer and fewer of us are actually going to war or know what war is like. That is why war films are an important part of our culture. They remind us of the amazing sacrifice veterans went through so we could preserve our freedom.
Themes explored in these war films include combat, survivor and escape stories, tales of gallant sacrifice and struggle, studies of the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and intelligent and profound explorations of the moral and human issues.
More films have been made about World War II than about any other armed hostility in history, including the Vietnam War. But that doesn’t’ mean we can forget about the First World War or the Korean War or even more recent ones like the Iraq or Afghanistan War.
This list ranks of best movies about war, battles, and military conflicts. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means and there are many great war films that have been left out. These films recreate some of the most significant events in world history from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of purposes and intentions.
Saving Private Ryan
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more
Full Metal Jacket
Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers. The film ...more
Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall.
Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe
Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins
The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 World War II epic film directed by David Lean, based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai by Pierre Boulle.
Black Hawk Down
Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles.
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots against the English.
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark.
George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees
Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler.
Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick
Glory is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre.
We Were Soldiers
Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm
We Were Soldiers is a 2002 war film that dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965. The film was directed by Randall Wallace and stars Mel Gibson. It is based on the book We Were Soldiers.
Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht
Das Boot is a 1981 German epic war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten
Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American–Japanese war film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer and stars an ensemble cast.
The Great Escape
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner
The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II.
The Deer Hunter
Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in the Vietnam War.
Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott
Gettysburg is a 1993 epic war film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil.
The Longest Day
Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton
The Longest Day is a 1962 war film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
Enemy at the Gates
Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris
Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 war film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken from William Craig's 1973 nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, which was one of the deadliest conflicts in World War 2.
Letters from Iwo Jima
Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya
Letters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American war film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya.
The Dirty Dozen
Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast.
A Bridge Too Far
Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford
A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and ...more
Lara Rossi is Obi Washington - a Human survivor on the Nazi moon base. She is also the daughter of Earthologist Renate Richter and astronaut James Washington.
Her first ever appearance is in Iron Sky: The Coming Race.
Lara Rossi's promising career
Her big break came with the leading female role and main role in Iron Sky 2 - The Coming Race. The sequel to the successful crowdfunded movie Iron Sky. Her next appearance is in the all new Robin Hood (2018) movie staring alongside Taron Egerton (Robin of Loxley), Jamie Foxx (Yahya/John), Ben Mendelsohn (Sheriff of Nottingham).
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There's only 70 days left before the World Premiere of Iron Sky The Coming Race. That means it's time for the third teaser trailer. Enjoy 111 seconds of brand new VFX shots, Steve Jobs worshipping cultists and Nazi punching!
Worldwide release dates
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Why Do We Get Copycat Films?
When people bemoan Hollywood’s lack of imagination they often look at how films copy each other. Two different studios put out the exact same movie only months or even sometimes weeks a part.
Recently The First, a new drama about an astronaut trying to become the first man on Mars, launched on television. It arrives as First Man plays in cinemas, Ryan Gosling as the all-American hero Neil Armstrong. Was this coincidence? Some renewed interest in space exploration?
Or is it just lazy film making or is there something else that does on that the general population isn’t aware of?
Don’t forget there was Deep Impact and Armageddon, both disaster movies about asteroids set to hit Earth, and Liberty Stands Still and Phone Booth, thrillers where someone answers a ringing phone and is then pinned to the spot by a sniper on the other end of the line.
Later in 2005 and 2006 there were Capote and Infamous respectively, both centering on Truman Capote the charismatic author who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Often, the clash is simply down to several screenwriters and producers reacting to the same event. For example the death of Steve Jobs. When the Apple co-founder took medical leave because of cancer in 2011, screenwriter Matt Whiteley began working on the film that would eventually become the biopic staring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. At the same time, Steve Jobs himself asked author Walter Isaacson to write a biography on him, for which Sony Pictures acquired the rights in October of that year, the same month Jobs passed away. The delay while the film is actually made might make movies feel less reactive by the time they open in cinemas, but often they were conceived on the very same day.
In some cases, copycat films are the result of one project’s knowledge of the other. When Charlton Heston was chosen over Kirk Douglas to star in Ben-Hur, Douglas put his own Roman epic into production, optioning the novel Spartacus. It’s of course not only the actors who can pinch ideas. Hollywood, after all, is not a big industry and staff are constantly moving between studios, scripts picked up by one studio will usually have already been shopped at others before it, and word of a new film usually reaches the Hollywood trade magazines very early on in their development. That is all to say that Hollywood is very incestuous and the studios feel the need to compete with strong ideas for box office results.
In 1998 we had Pixar release A Bug’s Life compete with Antz which was produced by Dreamworks. This was a result of an all-out war between the two studios. John Lasseter told Jeffrey Katzenberg – the two had collaborated on Toy Story together – that he was planning on creating a film about ants. Katzenberg, if reports are to be believed, stole the idea and created Antz. Although the story of Antz might have been created completely independently, it got pushed through to compete directly with Antz.
As we can see, there are many reason that copycat films are created. Hollywood is an industry like any other and they need to produce films in order to sell tickets and make money. This means that originality is often an after thought.
Iron Sky The Coming Race premiere events in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo & Copenhagen
Iron Sky The Coming Race premiere events in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo & Copenhagen
It's been a long road, but the film is finally ready and Iron Sky The Coming Race will have it's World Premiere on January 16, 2019. The main event will be in Helsinki, Finland where we will be streaming live from the red carpet to satellite events in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
Ticket sales for all the premiere events officially open today at 2pm today, but for you the ticket store is already open! So get your tickets right now.
Streaming Live from the World Premiere in Helsinki
The filmmakers and the stars will walk down the red carpet at the World Premiere Event in Helsinki. The event will take over the entire Tennispalatsi multiplex in the very center of the city and after the screening you will party until the night at the exclusive after party with very special programming. The red carpet will be streamed live all over Finland and to the special Satellite Premiere Events in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
Check out the ticket packages for the Helsinki World Premiere Event and the Finnish screenings on Finnkino's ticket store.
Helsinki World Premiere Event
Join the crew and stars of Iron Sky The Coming Race in the World Premiere Event in Helsinki. Walk down the red carpet, see the film among the first and party until the night at the exclusive after party. In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime experience you will also get the poster and a T-shirt to remember the night by!
New Partnership: Iron Sky Universe oy & Jeridoo universe
Swiss Production company Jeridoo Universe AG is pleased to announce a partnership with the Finnish Film Franchise Company Iron Sky Universe, to co-produce and co-finance future Iron Sky properties, which will include upcoming films, TV series and Games.
Together the companies are dedicated to bringing entertainment, films and filmmaking into the 21st Century with exciting new content across traditional and emerging media.
First and foremost, Jeridoo Universe AG has joined as Executive Producer of the upcoming Science-Fiction Action adventure “Iron Sky – The Coming Race “which will be released in 2019.
The film, directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) and staring Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines), is the 20-million-dollar sequel to the blockbuster hit “Iron Sky” (2012) and will have its world premiere in Helsinki January 16th, 2019, followed by an international theatrical release soon thereafter. It is set twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, in the core of the Earth where the truth behind the creation of humankind is revealed when two old powers fight to save humanity – or destroy it.
About Iron Sky Universe
Iron Sky Universe Ltd is a production company focusing on expanding the Iron Sky Franchise in collaboration with its global fanbase through audience engagement. The company was founded in 2013 by Tero Kaukomaa and Timo Vuorensola from Finland. Iron Sky Universe includes over 500 shareholders from over 30 countries.
About Jeridoo Productions
Jeridoo Universe AG is a production company with over 2,000 catalogued films and a leading worldwide financer, supplier, and producer of international award-winning films.
Jeridoo Universe has vast experience in producing a wide range of film and television content, both within Switzerland and across the globe, and is especially excited to work with the Iron Sky franchise in the upcoming years.
More information Iron Sky Universe: www.ironsky.net
More information Jeridoo Universe: www.jeridoo.com
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