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'Iron Sky' Space Nazis

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Iron Sky is a film with a fascinating backstory. As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, it’s one of the first feature films with a budget that mostly derives from “cloud financing,” donations made over the internet. However, the film also has an equally fascinating frontstory: Nazis on the Moon! As seen in a just-released teaser, Iron Sky follows a society of national-socialists who fled Germany for the dark side of the moon in 1945, and their plans to launch a full-scale attack (or “meteroblitzkrieg”) on Earth. The teaser is reminiscent tone-wise of the Grindhouse faux-trailer Werewolf Women of the S.S., complete with a lead role for crazy-eyed B-movie all-star Udo Kier. Needless to say, the bad taste is off the charts here, but if Iron Sky is as over-the-top as it clearly intends to be, it could be 2012’s Hobo With a Shotgun. Check out the teaser after the jump…

Iron Sky is set to open abroad in 2012, and the film is currently searching for financing at Cannes. I’m certainly intrigued by the sheer insanity of the subject matter, but I’d be interested to see what you think. Can you laugh at space-Nazis the same way you laugh at homicidal homeless people? And between Iron Sky and Captain America, are we approaching some sort of post-Inglourious Basterds bumper crop of ridiculous candy-colored Nazi flicks?

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