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"Iron Sky" Teaser - When The 1st Black Astronaut Met Some Moon Nazis...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 12, 2011 at 7:53AM

Meet Christopher Kirby, the US-born, Australia-based actor who played Mauser in the last 2 Matrix flicks, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions; Kirby is one of 3 lead characters in a Finnish, sci-fi, Nazi comedy (got all that?) titled Iron Sky.
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Meet Christopher Kirby, the US-born, Australia-based actor who played Mauser in the last 2 Matrix flicks, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions; Kirby is one of 3 lead characters in a Finnish, sci-fi, Nazi comedy (got all that?) titled Iron Sky.

Kirby plays a character named James Washington, the first African-American astronaut on the Moon, where he meets the Moon Nazis, played by his German co-stars, and the other 2 leads in the film, Gotz Otto and Julia Dietze.

The longer description from the film's website reads: "Towards the end of World War II the Nazi scientists made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity. From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right. Now it’s 2018, and it’s the time for the first American Moon landing since the 70′s. Meanwhile the Nazi invasion, that has been over 70 years in the making, is on its way, and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom. The three main characters of the story are Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), Klaus Adler (Götz Otto), and James Washington (Christopher Kirby)."

Udo Kier as the commander of a secret base of Moon Nazis.

I've been following this since first hearing about it almost a year ago.

Directed by Timo Vuorensola, Iron Sky, which was actually partly financed by online fans, took 5 long years to complete, and is currently in post-production, with an official April 2012 release date planned.

The production team is currently at the Cannes Film Festival, showing promos to potential distributors, so that they can continue to sell this thing (they've already sold it to a number of territories - mostly European and Asian; no USA distributor has picked it up yet).

Watch the just-released teaser trailer for the film (although Udo Kier is the only one that features in this clip), and then underneath that, watch Kirby talking about his role in the film:

And here's Kirby talking about his role in the film:

Here's the poster:

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