'Iron Sky' Sequel Gets $150,000 in Crowd-Funding
COLOGNE, Germany -- The sequel to the indie sci-fi spoof Iron Sky has raised $150,000 in crowd-financing to go towards script and promotional development.
Iron Sky producers completed their first round of fan-funding on crowd financing site IndieGoGo in just under 60 days. Director Timo Vuorensola said the cash would go to finishing the script for the sequel to the 2012 Nazis-from-the-moon feature, titled Iron Sky: The Coming Race and doing initial promotional development.
The feature, billed as a dark comedy sending up Hollywood's mega-budget science fiction films, aims to begin shooting in 2015.
The first Iron Sky raised more than $1 million of its $10 million budget via crowd funding, with the rest coming from traditional funding sources. Vuorensola has said he wants to raise a much larger portion of the $15 million budget for Iron Sky 2 from online fans, giving him greater control over the production and release of the sequel.
“The crowd funding campaign we finished now is just the beginning – we will continue down this road, because it offers us much more freedom to develop the film exactly the way we want it to be, and to create a distribution system which makes sense to all," said producer Tero Kaukomaa.
Udo Kier and Stephanie Paul, who co-starred in Iron Sky, have signed on for the sequel, with further cast to be announced as the production proceeds.