Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky The Coming Age, a follow up to his 2012 sci-fi cult film Iron Sky, begins filming on Monday 19th October at AED Studios, Antwerp. The final product should be released in 2017, and will feature a musical score by Laibach.
The Finnish/German/Belgian co-production is billed as being the biggest live action Finnish movie ever made with a budget of €17 million. The film’s creators launched no less than three crowdfunding campaigns towards the financing and were able to raise over €1 million from that alone.
Set 20 years after the original Iron Sky, the action takes place again on the Moon Base. Legendary actor Udo Kier returns in a double role as chief villains. Lara Rossi plays Obi, the daughter to Renate Richter (Julia Dietze) who was a central character in the original film. Obi teams up with Sacha (played by Russian-born German actor Vladimir Burlakov) in an attempt to save what’s left of mankind. They must fight the Vril: an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.
The company Iron Sky Universe is also set to expand the franchise by preparing a multi-season TV-series set during the cold war, which would be a prequel to the first film.