LONDON — The original Iron Sky, the part crowd-funded Finnish Nazis-on-the-moon romp, will have another stab at the U.K. box office after being re-cut with additional footage to “the director’s original vision.”
U.K.-based sales banner Stealth Media inked a deal via the producers of the original with British indie distribution banner 4Digital Media for the re-release first on a limited theatrical basis before a special “steelbook” edition release into the home entertainment market in February 2014.
Timo Vuorensola‘s Iron Sky achieved cult status and raised more than$1 million via crowd funding with the remainder coming from traditional sources.
It details the story of a secret Nazi space program which evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon at the end of WWII.
During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
The fresh cut features an additional 20 minutes of footage.
The original sold well internationally but was a weak box office performer first time round.
Despite strong bows in Germany and Finland, the $10 million film grossed just over $8 million theatrically including a paltry $122,000 domestic take for U.S. distributor eONe, according to figures on Box Office Mojo.
A sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, is currently in the works and is being touted during this year’s AFM in Santa Monica.