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.
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