Crowd-Funded Sequel 'Iron Sky The Coming Race' Enters Pre-Production

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'Iron Sky The Coming Race'

The Nazis-from-the-moon spoof has so far raised more than $750,000 from online fans in two rounds of funding

The filmmakers behind sci-fi spoof Iron Sky The Coming Race are a step closer to re-launching Nazis on the moon and mounting Adolf Hitler on a T-Rex.

The film's producers closed the second round of crowdfunding for the Iron Sky sequel this week. They said they have raised more than $750,000 from fans in two separate online efforts.

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The money will go towards pre-production on the film, a stage that the team behind the projects has now entered. Iron Sky The Coming Race is budgeted at $15 million, of which half is set to come from crowdfunding and film subsidies, with the remainder sourced through traditional means, including pre-sales. The film's producers plan to close financing by June of this year.

German actors Julia Dietze and Udo Kier, as well as New Zealand actress Stephanie Paul, will reprise their roles from the first Iron Sky film in the sequel. Canadian comedian Tom Green recently joined the cast.

Iron Sky The Coming Race is set to begin shooting in the second half of this year for a 2016 release.

Correction Jan.11, 2015: A earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Stephanie Paul as American. The Hollywood Reporter regrets the error.

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