The Finns behind “Nazis from the moon” movie Iron Sky are back with an adaptation of the graphic novel Jeremiah Harm. (Which looks like “Jeremiah Ham” when it’s italicized. I am easily amused.) Timo Vuorensola will direct the intergalactic bounty hunter flick while Tero Kaukomaa will produce along with Arnold Rifkin (Live Free or Die Hard) and Ross Richie of Boom! Studios. According to THR, they’re using crowdsourcing again. They raised 10% of the $10 million budget for Iron Sky from online donations. Now they have a budget twice as large for Jeremiah Harm and are enlisting fans to submit alien designs for the film at their website. I’m going to submit, like, so many pictures of my cat’s butt.
Here’s the official synopsis, via Quiet Earth:
Jeremiah — you can call him Jerry, but he’ll probably rip your limbs off if you do — is a nasty guy with a bad attitude and a lever-action rifle to back that up. He’s a human, but never really went to Earth. Born and raised in several intergalactic orphanaries with a bunch of aliens from all corners of the galaxy, he begun a career as a bounty hunter early, scoring his first kill before the age of 15. After that, the bodycount has been steadily rising, and by mid-30s, he has basically hunted down every imaginable race in the galaxy — but not his own kind. See, he’s the only human around as far as he knows, until he is assigned to Earth, a planet claimed to be lost thousands of years ago. And of course he finds himself from New York, chasing a bunch of alien criminals and a girl they kidnapped from the Most Important Man In the Universe.
They filmed a promo video for Jeremiah Harm which is “presenting the tone and style of the film, but it’s not material from the actual film.” Admittedly, this looks like it might be fun in a Judge Dredd sort of way. I’m still going to send them pictures of my cat’s butt.