Award-winning UK distributor Revolver Entertainment has picked up Internet smash hit Star Wreck from Finnish producer Blind Spot Films for distribution in the UK and US.
Star Wreck, 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 has already been released on DVD in Scandinavia by Universal Pictures and in Japan by Medallion Media Co.
“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.”
“Revolver is a perfect distributor for Star Wreck ” says Tero Kaukomaa at Blind Spot Pictures, who negotiated the deal with Revolver. “We share the same unconventional and innovative approach to marketing and we’re really excited about this release.”
“I think it’s great to let the world hear some genuine Tampere dialect,” comments the producer and lead actor of Star Wreck Samuli “Captain Pirk” Torssonen “This release is also good news for the sequel of Star Wreck, which is already on the drawing board by the original Star Wreck team. But that’s something which will happen after were done with Iron Sky first.”
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 ?4 million feature produced by Blind Spot Pictures and co-produced by 27 Films Production, Germany.