Iron Sky has been one of the more anticipated films in the Finnish movie industry in the past years. The movie is a sequel to the Star Wreck, a fully crowdsourced movie that has become the most watched (and also downloaded) Finnish film of all time. Iron Sky is a built on the story that in 1945 Nazis flew to the moon – and now they’re coming back. The movie is also a big budget film by Finnish standards. On Wreckamovie, a site where movie creators can crowdsource parts of the content from the community, the film’s budget is listed at an impressive €7.5 million.
The film is being debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival. Guardian has a story on the initial ticket sales at the film festival and only one competitor seems to be more popular. This lifts expectations clearly as the film comes to theaters on the 4th of April.
The Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale, is ranked as one of the world’s top film festivals alongside Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and Venice.