Timo Vuorensola’s genre tale will open through Tugg’s grassroots support network in in select cities in July.
Iron Sky premiered at the Berlinale earlier this year and received its US premiere at SXSW and posits what would happen were a colony of Moon-based Nazis to invade earth. Blind Spot Pictures produced.
“We’re thrilled to utilise Tugg’s platform for Iron Sky,” eOne Films US vp of theatrical marketing and distribution Dylan Wiley said. “The film’s tremendous online momentum made Tugg a well-suited partner for us. We’re inspired by the online fandom and excited to bring Iron Sky to US audiences.”
eOne Films US launched in August 2011 with the goal of committing to 12-15 theatrical releases per year.
- Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up US rights to Bandito Brothers’ SXSW skateboarding documentary Waiting For Lightning and plans to release this autumn. Samuel Goldwyn’s Ian Puente negotiated the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers and Richard Thompson of Bloom Hergot on behalf of the producers Max Leitman, Darryl Franklin, Jason Rosenberg and Hana Ripperger-Suhler.
- FilmBuff has acquired North American digital rights to Gut, the debut feature by Elias about the deteriorating relationship between two best friends. Davina Amiri negotiated the acquisition for producers Anna Ganster and Elisa with Kate Hurwitz, Michael Lawson and Luke Marchetti for Cinetic Rights Management.