Revolver Entertainment has picked up Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning from Finnish producer Blind Spot Films for distribution in the UK and US.
Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning, originally produced by a group of Tampere-based filmmakers as a micro-budget sci-fi comedy for the internet community, has become the most-watched Finnish film ever with more than 8 million viewers worldwide.
The launch is planned to take place simultaneously with the new Star Trek movie in May 2009. Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning has already been released on DVD in Scandinavia by Universal Pictures and in Japan by Medallion Media Co.
Samuli Torssonen produced and is also lead actor in the film. Timo Vuorensola directed.
'We are all really excited to be working on Star Wreck here at Revolver Entertainment. We're already all firm 'Wreckies',' says Revolver Entertainment's Tom Clark.'After our success with Robot Chicken: Star Wars we're well placed to make this just as successful.'
Tero Kaukomaa at Blind Spot Pictures, who negotiated the deal with Revolver, said 'We share the same unconventional and innovative approach to marketing and we're really excited about this release.'
The next film from the Star Wreck team, Iron Sky, is a satirical science fiction comedy about Nazis on the moon in 2018.
Iron Sky is a $5 million feature produced by Blind Spot Pictures and co-produced by 27 Films Production, Germany.