The Finnish filmmaking team behind ‘Iron Sky,’ directors Timo Vuorensola and producer Tero Kaukomaa, are teaming up with producers Arnold Rifkin and Ross Richie for a big screen adaptation of the BOOM! Studios graphic novel ‘Jeremiah Harm.’
Created by comic industry veterans Keith Giffen (‘Lobo’’) and Alan Grant (‘Anarky’), the sci-fi action series follows Harm, an intergalactic bounty hunter sent on a mission to Earth to hunt down a band of space-faring criminals and the girl they kidnapped. Set in space and New York City, the filmmakers are aiming to hit the chords of 80’s and 90’s sci-fi action films.
In addition, the filmmakers have announced that they will use a crowdsourcing model similar to the one used for ‘Iron Sky.’ Through this, fans were able to play a major role in creating the fictional world of ‘Iron Sky’ by contributing visuals and even joining the production in small roles and as extras.
Similarly, fans can go to www.jeremiahharm.com to create their own aliens for the world of ‘Jeremiah Harm.’ The most creative creatures will find their way into the film itself.
“Our online community was responsible for bringing ‘Iron Sky’ to life and we aim to continue where we left off with a similar model for ‘Jeremiah Harm,’” says producer Tero Kaukomaa. “This is a unique opportunity for thousands of artists, science geeks and film fans out there to contribute to the making of a new science fiction world, and we look forward to them joining us for the ride,” Kaukomaa says.
Vuorensola, who used crowdsourcing for both of his films ‘Star Wreck’ and ‘Iron Sky’ noted, “I believe crowdsourcing is the way of the future in audience engagement in films – both big and small ones – and it’s here to disrupt the way films are experienced. Film is no longer just the product that comes out of the pipeline in the end, but the whole process of filmmaking can be part of the fun as well.” “Also, we are inviting our community to follow our adventure in Hollywood and see what happens to a punch of freaks from Finland when they bum rush the United States” continues Vuorensola. “It should be a lot of fun and very interesting to watch!”