Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Jeremiah Harm - Weekly Update #6

I'm sorry, but I haven't been able to collect any news this past week that I could even pretend was Jeremiah Harm related. So instead, I'm going to summarise the first issue of Jeremiah Harm for those of you not sure whether to pick it up yet. This is mainly a summary, so there will be spoilers, keep that in mind.
If there's any other slow news week in the future (which I'm sure there will be) I'll summarise the next issues as well, along with my thoughts on them.

The first issue of Jeremiah Harms starts off not with Jerry, but with a woman named Ayoma Skiver. She's a reptilian inmate in a prison filled with intergalactic scum. She helps another inmate, a male reptilian called Dak* Moira escape. They obviously have history together, but it's not entirely clear what it is.

Upon escaping the prison with the help of *'PLOSIONS* (as seen above), the prison warden has to figure out how to get Dak and Ayoma back without getting into trouble himself. This is where Jerry comes in. He's an inmate at the same prison, and is the one who originally brought in Dak. He's the perfect man to get Dak, though the warden's got some suspicious plans to get Jerry to agree.

We meet up again with Dak and Ayoma at a distant world, Dak's fiddling with a device called a bumper (it's basically a stargate) which they will use to escape. They go to a backwater, mudball filled with primitives. No advance technology is there, no stargate bumper to bring them back. And what are they going to do there exactly? Well, isn't it obvious? They're going to destroy it. Like any good comic book villian.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the galaxy, Jerry has left prison and is questioning the local wild life on a Las Vegas like planet, and by questioning I of course mean killing everyone there till someone tells him where his informant is. Yup. 
When he finally finds Fusti** Bomba, he learns that Dak is most likely off to a mudball, backwater planet. A planet designated 49. A planet known to the inmates of Jerry's prison as Earth.

And that's pretty much it. That's what happens in the first issue. It's more or less the promo that Vuorensola and his team filmed this autumn, with some obvious changes. Most likely due to having to fit as much of the character set-up as possible in a very short amount of time. 

I like this comic book, it's good fun. I like the fact that there really aren't any humans/terrans around except for Jerry, and that everyone else are a pretty wide range of reptilian like creatures.There's some stuff I can't really understand why are happening, but I think that's more due to the fact that this is the very first issue of a six-issue series. Things will be revealed as we go a long, and maybe we'll even get a clearer image of what the film will be about. 

I got all six issues of the comic on BOOM! Studios own iPad app, where each issue costs 99 cents (USD). And I would highly recommend you read it in preparation for the 2014 film. 

Oh, and I almost forgot. MOWR 'PLOSIONS!

(Yeah, this is gonna be fun.)

*Mentioned in the promo
**Seen in the promo

There are now 111 submissions for the 1,000,000 aliens needed campaign. I think the first wave has pretty much ended now, the people who got immediately inspired have handed in their stuff. Now we wait for the people who need a bit more to get inspired, and hopefully, they'll have some pretty awesome stuff as well.
The promo is now at 126,768 views and going strong!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Jeremiah Harm - Weekly Update #5

Welcome back to the fifth Jerry Update!

It's still pretty early in the development of Jeremiah Harm, but Timo and his crew sure do like to tease us with details posted on a wide range of sites. This week, in the latest Director's Diary from Hong Kong, Tero Kaukomaa and Timo Vuorensola came with a very interesting tidbit of news.
Tero: Yes, and I have to add that this is a place where we are first time in our lives and I guarantee we come back here soon.
Timo: With cameras.
Tero: With cameras.
Timo: To shoot a movie!

They do not  say straight out that it is Jeremiah Harm, but Jerry is definitely the next film in the pipeline for the duo, so it's as good as anything.
Iron Sky's New York was mostly filmed in Frankfurt, and seeing how Jeremiah Harm has major sequences set in New York as well, I would wager that Hong Kong would serve as its double this time round.

In an interview with GoldWoody.com Timo confirms a few things we've previously only seen in comment threads. Jeremiah Harm will not be be crowdfunded at all as the finance structure of the project is very different. It would be more hassle than it's worth to go that route, but he does not rule out the possibility for crowdfunding on future projects.
I do see why they won't do the crowdfunding, but I have to say it's a bit of a let down. I really liked how the fans could be literally invested in the film, it's an interesting way to earn funds for a project. Now that Iron Sky is starting to actually earn money, the fan investors are actually getting their money back, starting next year.

Timo also says in the same interview that they are currently in the process of casting the film. This is very exciting, and many have strong opinions about who is best suited to fill Jerry's shoes. Ron Perlman and Hugh Jackman are names often thrown around, though I must say, they are probably a bit too big names for Jerry. However, Iron Sky managed to land some pretty big German actors for many of the German parts, maybe they'll manage to get someone fairly out there for Jerry. Only time will tell.

There are now 101 submissions for the 1.000.000 aliens needed campaign, far too little, methinks. You all need to get to it!
The Jeremiah Harm promo is now at 117.798 views.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Jeremiah Harm - Weekly Update #4

Two weeks ago I reported that Dalan Musson was listed on IMDb as the screenwriter for Jeremiah Harm. This has now been confirmed on several sites. I first saw it on CinemaBlend.com and later on Variety.com.
At first I was hesitant to believe it, but pretty quick Timo himself posted a link to the CinemaBlend article on his Facebook.

Even though he doesn't specifically mention the screenwriter, Timo does more or less say that the only thing wrong with the article is that he plays heavy metal (which Älymystö does not play, they play noise-ambient-industrial trip-hop; or something like that).

As I said last time, Dalan has not had any of his scripts produced, but CinemaBlend reports that he has indeed written a script for Warner Bros for a film called Blood Wars which apparently is about vampires, one of Hollywood's dying trends. Even though none of Dalan's work has been produced so far, I have faith in him. I do not think Timo would let him have been chosen if he didn't not think he could wrote a good Jeremiah Harm adaptation.

And on a fun note, if you follow various Jeremiah Harm sites and profiles on Facebook you may have noticed that Dalan has been popping up in those various places, probing about the fan-sphere. Apparently, you can bribe him with sixty bucks to get your name sneaked into the script. Sneaky!

The Jeremiah Harm promo now has 108,620 views on YouTube! Congratulations to the entire team, now let's get to a million!