Well it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the space Nazi. First there was “Iron Sky” coming out of Finland and now Australian filmmaker Stephen Amis has launched the first trailer for “The 25th Reich”, a new special effects heavy genre mash-up based on the novella, “50,000 Years Until Tomorrow” by J. J. Solomon.
According to their official YouTube post, “With an international cast, state of the art digital effects, and classic vintage styling, The 25th Reich is a rollicking, WWII sci-fi adventure – full of time-travel, duplicitous Nazi robots, faulty spaceships and giant mega-fauna…”, can I just state that if these are sate of the art effects, the industry is in trouble. I am hoping that this is early stuff and they will polish those effects a little more before release. At the moment it looks a little like a movie I would watch on the Syfy channel produced by The Asylum (“Almighty Thor”, “Mega-Shark vs Giant Octopus”).
Overall the trailer left me cold and it really does not have the same sense of style, quality or fun as “Iron Sky”. Roll on 2012 and let’s see who wins the goose step wars.
Find out more about this project at the25threich.com