Revolver takes aim with 'Star Wreck'

Picks up comedy from Finland's Blind Spot for DVD release

LONDON -- U.K. indie distributor Revolver Entertainment is hoping to piggyback on the buzz surrounding Paramount's upcoming "Star Trek" release here with its DVD rollout of the Internet hit "Star Wreck."

The British distributor has picked up U.K. and U.S. rights to the micro-budget sci-fi comedy from Finnish producer Blind Spot Films.

Originally produced by a group of Tampere-based filmmakers, "Star Wreck" has become the most-watched Finnish film in history, with more than 8 million viewers worldwide.

Revolver is planning to release the DVD here in May for the project, which already has been released on DVD in Scandinavia by Universal Pictures and in Japan by Medallion Media Co.

The next film from the "Star Wreck" team, "Iron Sky," is a satirical science fiction comedy about Nazis on the moon in 2018.

Budgeted at 4 million euros, "Iron Sky" is produced by Blind Spot Pictures and co-produced by 27 Films Production in Germany.
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