"Things did take a weird-ass turn around 2016"

Iron Sky 2: The Coming Race. Bild: © Splendid Film / Tomi Tuuliranta

Timo Vuorensola, film director of "Iron Sky", about his new film "The Coming Race", Donald Trump and reptiloids

Mr Vuorensola, in your movie Iron Sky you had offered the grotesque dystopia that Americans had made a kind of Sarah Palin president. Now Earth has an even more unusual POTUS. How reliable is your information about Nazis on the moon?
Timo Vuorensola. Bild: ironsky.net
Timo Vuorensola: Things did take a weird-ass turn around 2016 and we felt that the real world upped the ante in regards of crazyness. After 2016, it's been more challenging to write films like Iron Sky, because nearly every day the real world over-Iron Skyifies itself and things become weirder and weirder.
Thus, with "Iron Sky: The Coming Race" we wanted to take a big enough leap forward to make sure our film still has some ammunition left when it hits the theatres. Thus, we have hollow Earth, dinosaurs and lizard Hitler among many other things. Those, we hope, won't start coming true in the following 6-7 years from now, like it did actually happen with the first Iron Sky. Every morning you wake up and read of yet another thing that we already had in our movie back in 2012, now coming true.
Current President Donald J. Trump has plagiarized parts of Iron Sky's material during the election campaign and has now even launched a Space Force, also sketched by you. Will you defend yourself legally against this unfriendly act?
Timo Vuorensola: I think Trump has already enough legal troubles, we don't want to add any more to his plate. I mean, he is, in the end, our best marketing strategy.

Iron Sky 2: The Coming Race (20 Bilder)

Bild: © Splendid Film / Tomi Tuuliranta
Soon after you announced your new movie The Coming Race in 2012, a new right-wing party was formed in Germany that nobody knows where it's from. Your film deals - by chance - with Nazis from the Hollow Earth. Did you know things that you were not allowed to say publicly?
Timo Vuorensola: We consider ourselves informed individuals, yes.
Your film was withheld for several years, allegedly because somebody sued someone for alleged copyrights to a Japanese spaceship. However, our clever readers know that there are no Japanese spaceships or copyright in space. Who really wanted to stop you from revealing the truth about the Vril?
Timo Vuorensola: There are many individuals and organizations out there who would prefer not to reveal the true nature of who are actually controlling our world and they intend all kind of really weird ways to keep us silent. But Iron Sky marches on, revealing nasty truths about our world, film by film.
In Germany so far only one case of a Reptiloid from Hessen was known. How can you recognize lizardmen who masquerade as politicians? Could you possibly exclude such things from this suspicious noblewoman?
Timo Vuorensola: Although our research is extensive, we are not completely aware of every lesser lizard creature out there; the upper Vril echelon is quite well known and has been revealed to the public, but there might be all kind of scaly bastards lurking around and about the corners of our political existence.
Your next movie "The Ark" is already off, in China, which is unusual for Finnish cinema. What is this project about?
Timo Vuorensola: It's about a message received from the Moon, which then few kids start to research on and find out the nasty truth that Illuminati is real and very present in today's world.

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