The creators of Iron Sky have announced the third main cast member for their science fiction black comedy about Nazis on the Dark Side of the Moon. Christopher Kirby (Matrix Reloaded, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), will join Julia Dietze (Slave. Zimmer 205) and Götz Otto (The Pillars of the Earth, Schindler’s List) in the main cast of the movie.
Kirby will play James Washington, the first African-American astronaut on the Moon. Washington is part of the the first manned moon flight since the 70’s, which stumbles into the Moon Nazis – specifically, Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and Renate Richter (Julia Dietze).
Check out a video interview with Kirby and their official press release below!
Christopher Kirby Joins The Fight Against The Moon Nazis
Official Press Release:
Christopher Kirby Joins The Fight Against Moon Nazis!
Third member of Iron Sky main cast revealed
HELSINKI 17-September-2010 — The creators of Iron Sky have revealed the identity of the third member of the main cast of Iron Sky, the science fiction black comedy about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon. Christopher Kirby, whose previous work in sci-fi includes The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Quantum Leap, Daybreakers and Space: Above and Beyond, will join Julia Dietze (1/2 Ritter) and Götz Otto (Tomorrow Never Dies, Schindler’s List, The Downfall) in the main cast of the movie.
In the world of Iron Sky Nazis went to the Moon in 1945 – and in 2018 they are coming back. The film is an independent Finnish-German-Australian co-production and is known for its wide ranging co-operation with fans and the internet community.
Kirby’s character is James Washington, the first African-American astronaut on the Moon. Washington is part of the the first manned moon flight since the 70’s, which stumbles into the Moon Nazis – specifically, Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and Renate Richter (Julia Dietze).
“I´m happy and delighted to be in this film and looking forward to work with the cast and crew”, said Christopher Kirby. “Also can´t wait to go to the smoke sauna.”
“Chris is a great addition to the cast of Iron Sky – he’s a really good actor, which is important, because Washington’s character really goes into darkest alleys of comedy, but Kirby is able to bring a sparkle of light with him”, said the director of Iron Sky, Timo Vuorensola
The Story of Iron Sky
Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler 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, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.
Iron Sky is being directed by Timo Vuorensola and the screenplay is written by the acclaimed sci-fi writer Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko.