In the year 1945, the Nazis went to the Moon, and in 2018 they are coming back. This is the premise of the sci-fi film Iron Sky, the upcoming movie project from the creators of the hugely popular internet hit Star Wreck.
The soundtrack of the invasion will be provided by Laibach, in collaboration with Ben Watkins (Juno Reactor) as a co-writer and producer of the score. You can get the first taste of the soundtrack on the new teaser that was published today.
Iron Sky has a budget of 6.5 million euros, which makes it one of the most expensive Finnish movies to date.
“I was actually sitting in a sauna with our team when one of us, Jarmo Puskala, came up with the idea that we should do a film about Nazis on the Moon. I agreed, and my number one demand was that if so, I want Laibach to do the music“, commented the Iron Sky director Timo Vuorensola about their choice of artists. “It was a far-fetched idea at the moment, but stuck into my head as a general style guideline not just for music, but for the general approach for the film, and finally, when I heard they would be interested after we contacted them, I was in ecstasy. Their unique sense of humour and nice and twisted approach will really light a spark in the wretched genre of film music. We’re hoping to create something like Vangelis did for Blade Runner – not just a soundtrack, but a whole new world that echoes through the music.”
“A few years ago we were approached by some crazy Finns on one of our tours in Finland to cooperate on film with them, but we didn’t take them that seriously at first“, said the spokesman of Laibach. “A year later we received a call and shortly afterwards the Iron Sky people visited Ljubljana. We went to our mountain shelter in the Julian Alps and they told us the story about the film they wanted us to collaborate on. They also showed us the work they had done so far and we were convinced straight away.”
“We were always fascinated by the secret histories of politics and power, as well as by space and the universe itself. We firmly believe that there is actually a great possibility that many Nazis survived the defeat after the Second World War and they escaped not only to South America and the USA but very probably Across the Universe, and especially to the Moon and creating a settlement there. In their last phase the Nazis certainly developed highly sophisticated equipment which theoretically could have helped them to reach and colonise the Moon.”
“This is of course a hypothetical film, but in our sincere opinion it is not entirely impossible and in fact quite logical. If it ever came true this film would be a perfect illustrated prediction about the clash between the two greatly Nazified civilisations existing on the same expanded time scale, so close but so far away from each other. We can’t wait for the result and we definitely want to be there when it happens!”
The movie creators collaborate actively with their audience and fans on all fronts, from publicity through content to funding. People who are interested in Iron Sky may demand to see the film in their home city using a system called Crowd Controls, collaborate in creating the movie in the acclaimed film creation playform Wreckamovie and fans can invest in the movie.