‘Iron Sky’ Taps Into IndieGoGo Crowd-Funding for Sequel

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'Iron Sky' helmer also developing S3D horror pic "Dead Rise"

Following the commercial success of comic sci-fi actioner “Iron Sky,” Finnish shingle Blind Spot Pictures capitalized on the pic’s fanbase to crowd-fund over 112,000 Euros ($146,674) for “Iron Sky II — The Coming Race” via IndieGoGo.

The $14.6 million project is being developed by producer Tero Kaukomaa and helmer Timo Vuorensola, who is writing the script with Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala and Michael Kalesniko.

Theps Udo Kier and Stephanie Paul, who starred in “Iron Sky,” are back on board. Plot of the movie are kept under wraps.

Budgeted below $10 million, “Iron Sky” was a local hit and sold to all major territories. 

Kaukomaa told Variety the project — skedded to start lensing in early 2015 — has already sparked interest from sales agents and distributors.

“I’m not convinced we should release ‘Iron Sky II’ via the traditional distribution model, we’ll likely opt for a day-and-date release. It’s the best way to counter piracy and satisfy all the fans around the world at the same time.”

A leading Finnish company, Helsinki-based Blind Spot Pics. is also developing “Dead Rise,” a $2 million horror project taking place in a submarine which Vuorensola is writing and is set to direct after “Iron Sky II.”  

The English-language film will lense in S3D.

Kaukomaa said the company is in talks with a U.S. writer to co-pen the movie.

 

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  1. Testy Besttester says:

    I’ve been going back and forth on the co-opting/hi-jacking of crowd funding (Kickstarter and IndieGoGo) by celebs and studios. And for a spell I was actually defending the celebs and studios’ collective begging, but the more I think about it, and the more I look over the two crowd-funding sites, I am less and less happy.

    It seems that the celebs and studios are now just looking at crowd-funding as a viable and normal part of the production process, leaving the little guys once again, without a chair after the music stops playing. I fail to see how that is in the interest of sites such as Kickstarter or IndieGogo.

    These celebs and studios have tremendous resources at their disposal, and I am betting that they farm out the creation of the actual project site to others, others who have creative staff to put together market-surveyed project pages that dwarf the little guys.

    It just seems a bit ***** on the celebs and studios part. I am starting to view it as the big piggies pushing the little piggies out of the way of the collective trough, even though the big piggies have their own troughs to dine from, not needing the little piggies, but since it is low hanging fruit, they just go for it.

    Leave a little for the up-and-comers.

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