Australian Nazi sci-fi film Iron Sky acquired by eOne

A sci-fi film about Nazis from the darkside of the moon has been bought by distribution company and sales agent Entertainment One for North American rights.

The film, an Australian/Finnish/German co-production, directed by Timo Vuorensolam for Blind Spot Pictures, was partially shot in Queensland at Village Roadshow Studios.

It was picked up by the Canadian distribution company from Stealth Media Group at South By Southwest.

According to Variety, Dylan Wiley of eOne Films has called the production “the Citizen Kane of Nazis-in-space movies”.

He added: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring (‘Iron Sky’) to North American audiences, where its dedicated and rabid fan base is already demanding the film.”

An international fanbase has developed through a strong online presence by crowd-funding a portion of the budget and through social media.

The film was the hot ticket when it had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and will have its Australian premiere at the Gold Coast Film Festival in late April, opening the festival.

eOne is the parent company to Australian distribution and production company Hopscotch Films, acquired in April 2011.


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