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Next, we’re going hunting Hitler!

May 28th, 2012 by Timo Vuorensola

While Iron Sky is still very much coming out in all corners of the world, it’s also time to take a little look into the future. Blind Spot Pictures has released its’ future plans, and this is what the slate of upcoming releases looks like!

First and foremost, the leading production we’re jumping into is a time travel action film I Killed Adolf Hitler, which tells a story of a hitman couple sent back in time to assassinate – you guessed it! – Adolf Hitler! The script landed on my lap already quite a long time ago, and unlike many of the scripts that I’ve had the privilege to read, this one was simply terrific. It uses the scifi element of time travel in a very innovative manner, and I got excited about the idea to create the most realistic Hitler in film history, to create him as a full-CG face reconstruction. The story is a great, action-packed drama with bunch of deadpan comedy moments, but underneath it all it produces an epic love story which was the thing I really fell in for with the film.

I Killed Adolf Hitler is a story written by a US writer DC Walker, based on Norwegian comic book artist Jason‘s Eisner-award winning comic book with the same name. Blind Spot has taken the lead in the production, and it’s a co-production between UK (Studio Eight Productions), Finland (well, us) and Germany (Niama Film). We’re looking at a budget that’s a bit bigger than with Iron Sky.

To be honest, I had no intention to do another Nazi-topic film as the one right after Iron Sky, but hell, you rarely get a script that good, and instantly fell in love with it. Wer’re hoping to move forward with the film quite quick, since the story is already in great shape, so it won’t take another millennia to get it to theaters.

Another production we are working on is the scifi series I’ve talked about already during the Iron Sky tour, called Deus X. Discussing with Samuli and the guys, we had the realization that series format scifi is going through a very hard time at this moment, and we’ve always had a big dream to start working on a series. The idea for Deus X is quite simply a religious war in space. We haven’t really released too much about the back story, other than it’s a story on a big war that’s going on over an anomaly in space that’s believed to be the very Heaven itself. Here’s a nice little piece of concept art we created for it – again, awesome work by Jussi Lehtiniemi (the art director of Iron Sky). We’ve also set up a Facebook page where you can log on and start following for now. Bear with us, there’s not much info out there, but will follow.

Both of these productions will end up eventually to Wreckamovie as well, with a bunch of urgent tasks attached, but – again – bear with us, we are a small team and we’re just trying to lift this huge bag of massive stones on our shoulders :)

And, on the topic of Iron Sky - yes, there’s more where that came from, absolutely! We had so much fun with the Moon Nazis, that we want to make more stories on them! And the good news is that we are going to – and not just one, but two things! Iron Sky prequel and an Iron Sky sequel!

To begin with the prequel, it’s been bugging me that we were never able to tell exactly *how* did the Nazis end up on the Moon, and *what* they’ve been doing there all these 70 years. We’ve of course planned a lot of it, but to make it real and make it something really exciting, we’ve decided to begin to work with an Iron Sky prequel series that’s shedding light on these topics. It’s also introducing a bit of background for some of the characters, and will generally be one damn fun ride with the favorite villains from the Far Side.

The sequel itself is a much bigger production, and to assure you, it’s not something we came up after seeing how successful Iron Sky was, but an idea that had been there actually for quite a long time, from the early days of the script development for Iron Sky. We’re keeping a lid on this one quite tightly, but it takes place a bit after the events of Iron Sky, and will be one massive film once we get it to its feet. But with that one, we want to give it good amount of time to develop, so it won’t be hitting the theaters any time soon!

And that’s not all. AJ Annila, who made also films like Jade Warrior and Sauna, is developing the new survival thriller Human with Blind Spot – a story about a wolf that gets bitten by a human, and turns into a man. Yeah, a werewolf story in reverse! And Aku Louhimies has just wrapped shooting Finnish crime drama Never Forever, which will hit the theaters later this year.

So, a lot on our plate at the moment, and a big leap forward, but hell – that’s what we’ve been doing ever since Star Wreck, and will continue on that road. And again, to repeat – I’d loved to have all of you long-time supporters, but as well newcomers, to join the journey. There’s more Nazi – and other – arses to kick, let’s get down to business with it!

Oh, and the Energia guys are still firmly involved – they have just merged with some creepily talented professionals also from Finland and changed their name to Troll VFX. Blind Spot Pictures and Mjölk together with Samuli Torssonen teamed up to form the company and they are working on VFX on advertisements and for sure on all the above-mentioned films! Their webpage is here!

Things looking nice, summer is here, everyone’s losing their winter weariness and we’re doing great in theaters with Iron Sky!

Snowblind now online!

November 3rd, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala

How about watching a German post-apocalyptic grindhouse western? Well, it’s your lucky day since Snowblind is now available online! Oh and in case you’re worried about that german bit, Snowblind is shot in English.

Snowblind is a feature length post-apocalyptic western produced on Wreckamovie. You can watch it on YouTube, download it and if you like the film and the awesome attitude of the filmmakers support them by buying a HD version of the film for 3.99€.

If you’re happy with the YouTube version you can also support them by getting some extras in the casual supporter pack (1.99€), even more extras in the hardcore supporter pack (4.99€) or the sountrack (2.99€).

40 Days & 40 Nights before the shootings start.

October 8th, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

I was doing a bit of calculations and realized that since today, we have exactly 40 days and 40 nights left before the shootings start. Because of this biblical number, I decided to start blogging daily (well, save the weekends) about the progress of the production on my Director’s Diary.

Although we’re getting closer to the shoot, we still have quite a lot of things that are still not in place, and the last 40 days to make every little detail to be in as good shape as possible, to eliminate all the unpleasant surprises coming along our way in the shootings. But right now, we’re quite well equipped, and I’m so excited to start the shootings. But nervous at the same time, there’s no question about it. This is my first professionally produced feature film, and we’ve been working on this ever since 2006 – that’s four years – and there hasn’t been one day during that time that I haven’t been thinking about the shootings. And now, as we are at the doorsteps of this actually happening, I feel unprepared. And I know I am not, but there’s no way helping to feel like that. It’s like a war – you can spend all the time you want planning the attack with your generals, but when the troops are unleashed on the battlefield, there’s no stopping them.

But luckily, my general staff is top notch. We’re gonna nail this bastard. But not without your help.

So, keep on Wrecking, spreading the good word of Iron Sky, Demanding to see the film and Shopping for Victory.

Fighting the Good Fight,

Yours truly,

Director Timo.

And here’s the first of the Director’s Diaries.

(Easiest way to follow is to Subscribe to our YouTube channel.)

Iron Sky & Wreckamovie at Finncon

July 12th, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala

A rare picture of Emperor Pirk on holiday at the 2007 Finncon in Jyväskylä.

Finncon 2010 starts next Friday in Jyväskylä. Finncon is the Finnish national science fiction convention. For a long time it has been arranged together with Animecon, but this year it’s all about science fiction – the reason being, that the combined event had grown to over 10,000 visitors and grown out of almost all viable venues in Finland! This had become quite a challenge for a free convention organized by fan for fans.

Wreckamovie Festival

A far smaller but quite interesting companion for the convention is that one of the venues at University of Jyväskylä’s campus, Ilokivi, is reserved for Wreckamovie festival. It showcases Wreckamovie productions from all over the world, with film screenings running daily.

There are some interesting films you should check out, like the (still) excellent What Became of Us and Snowblind, a feature length post-apocalyptic western produced on Wreckamovie. There’s also a chance to see a little known short film called Tokyo Baby, in which the plot involves the main character running away from home to attend Animecon. It’s produced by Blind Spot, but while you might guess otherwise Blind Spot’s geek squad had nothing to do with the film, it’s just that anime as a hobby has exploded in Finland as well and become very much a part of mainstream.

Iron Sky

I’ll be talking about Iron Sky’s use of social media on Saturday. Including the latest news about where we’re at with the production. I’ll be also hanging around at the Wreckamovie festival along with the makers of the Star Wreck 2pi fan film and other interesting people.

As always Finncon is free and very much worth booking a flight to Finland. I’m planning on checking out the lecture about fantasy in Don Rosa’s Donald Duck stories – if I can fit into the auditorium. The Donald Duck panels tend to be epic.

p.s. Samuli will also try and make it to Jyväskylä to talk about the next Star Wreck. Okay so Samuli probably won’t make it, since he has to work on Iron Sky. But he’ll try.