LONDON — Fans of near-complete Finnish sci-fi black comedy “Iron Sky,” about Nazis from the dark side of the moon, are getting a chance to shape the movie’s Cannes Film Festival market trailer.
An online sneak peek will give a glimpse of footage already shot for the movie and comments and suggestions will be incorporated into the finished promo trailer.
A $10 million co-production with Finland, Germany and Austria, “Iron Sky” — from the creators of Star Trek parody “Star Wreck” — is part financed by equity contributions from a global online fan base.
It has already generated worldwide interest with pre-sales in markets including Australia, New Zealand, much of Europe and parts of Asia.
“We opened ‘Iron Sky’ Sneak Peek when we started shooting last November as both a service for fans and a crowd-funding channel. A subscription costs a minimum of €1 ($1.40), but those who want to support us can pay more,” said helmer Timo Vuorensola.
“The basic idea of the service is to give the Internet audience a chance to see how the first five minutes of ‘Iron Sky’ are made, starting from the idea and going through script, and so on. Eventually, the subscribers of ‘Iron Sky’ Sneak Peek will get to see the first five minutes of the film before anybody else.”
Producer Tero Kaukomaa added, ” ‘Iron Sky’ Sneak Peek has been a great way for us to get support from our fans and give them a chance to influence how the movie will turn out.”