China Film Group joins cult Finnish series

The Finnish cult sci-franchise Iron Sky has been picked up by the China Film Group, which is a Chinese state-run film conglomerate, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The China Film Group will help produce the latest in the franchise, titled Iron Sky: The Ark, to be directed by Finnish director Timo Vuorensola. They will join fellow Chinese company Shandong Jiabo Culture Development Co, as well as co-producers Pan Pan Pictures and Longevity International Enterprises in what will be a Finland-China co-production.

In Iron Sky: The Ark, the setting will be in China and will take place before the last Iron Sky film, Iron Sky: The Coming Race.

Iron Sky: The Ark will shoot this year and is planned for release in 2018.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.