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Reporting from Berlin on the 67th edition February 9 -19, 2017
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The 66th Berlin International Film Festival was held February 11 - 20, 2016 #berlinale Preview Newsletters 1 & 2 I Line Up issue I
China Film Corporation Limited joins Iron Sky: The Ark
CHINA FILM CO. LTD. JOINS IRON SKY: THE ARK
China Film Corporation Limited, Jiabo Culture Development Co. Ltd, Iron Sky Universe are producing in association with Pan Pan Pictures Co Ltd and Longevity International Enterprises Ltd the Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production ”Iron Sky: The Ark”.
The film is expected to be shot in autumn 2017 in Beijing, China with a budget of $25 million, and will be directed by Timo Vuorensola, who directed both Iron Sky and its sequel Iron Sky The Coming Race. Dalan Musson (Iron Sky The Coming Race) wrote the screenplay with Max Wang, Timo Vuorensola and Hongyang Yu. Max Wang (Wolf Totem) and Tero Kaukomaa (Iron Sky, Jade Warrior) and May He are producing. The cast will be announced soon.
Iron Sky: The Ark is a new installment in the Iron Sky franchise and tells a story of two Chinese university dropout audiophiles who set out on a quest to decode a mysterious message received from the Moon, but find themselves fighting against the mother of all conspiracy theories – the secret organization Illuminati. The visual effects will be produced by the Oscar-winning VFX house Pixomondo.
Mr. Xianqiang Song, Chairman of Jiabo Culture Development Co. Ltd comments on the production, ”Film making is all about team work, Jiabo is honored to team up with China Film Co. Ltd. and filmmakers from Europe, North America, to deliver together a true international production for a world audience.”
“It’s a great pleasure to get to work with the booming Chinese film market, on a fun and clever science fiction action script ”, director Timo Vuorensola says.
Max Wang explains the message that the movie brings: “Iron Sky The Ark is about humans on earth facing environmental disaster searching for the Ark of Rescue to the Moon! But where is the Ark? How to find it? We hope audiences leave the cinema with a small Ark in each person’s heart ”
“We’re looking forward to sharing the Iron Sky franchise with the Chinese audience,” producer Kaukomaa says. “The Ark is a major step for us in our global mission”
Producer May He of Canada is rich in experience on international film cooperation in China market, “If you are looking for the formula of successful international film production and distribution for the Chinese market, you shall then follow and watch Iron Sky: The Ark in the cinema. ”Ms. He concludes confidently.
Iron Sky: The Ark is being presented for the international press for the first time at the Berlin Film Market, where the filmmakers release the first teaser trailer for the film at a special event at Astor Film Lounge cinema on Monday 13th February at 3pm.
The teaser for Iron Sky: The Ark will be available online on Monday 13th February at 3 pm German time at: http://www.ironsky.net/theark/
Iron Sky Universe is also gearing up for the release of the Iron Sky sequel Iron Sky The Coming Race, starring Lara Rossi, Tom Green, Julia Dietze, Vladimir Burlakov and Udo Kier.
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Berlin 2016: The dailies from the Berlin Film Festival brought to you by our team of festival ambassadors. Vanessa McMahon, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Ole Schulz Lia Fietz, Aida Amasuno Martin, Martin Petrov and Bruno Chatelin...
|October 30, 2015||Deadline for film entries for the festival (feature length films)|
|November 17, 2015||Deadline for film entries for the festival (short films)|
|January 6, 2016||Application deadline for accreditations|
|February 2, 2016||Programme Press Conference at the "Federal Press and Information Office"; access with invitation only|
|February 11, 2016||
Opening Ceremony of the
66th Berlin International Film Festival
|February 11-19, 2016||European Film Market|
|February 13-18, 2016||Berlinale Talents|
|February 14-16, 2016||Berlinale Co-Production Market|
|February 20, 2016||
Closing & Award Ceremony of the
66th Berlin International Film Festival
|February 21, 2016||Berlinale Publikumstag|
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