Movie Producers Ask Chinese Video Game Pirates If They Can Make An Official Version Of The Game
from the embracing-the-infringers dept
Sheri Candler points us to this fascinating story, where the Finnish producers of a “sci-fi Nazis-on-the-moon spoof” movie called Iron Sky have decided to try to work with a Chinese company who turned the movie into an unauthorized “pirate” video game for the iPad, to see if they could turn it into the official version of the game.
Rather than sue the company, “Iron Sky” creators are now in talks with Ziiso to make a legitimate iPad game.
“The people at Ziiso apologized to the ‘Iron Sky’ team in an interview conducted by the largest newspaper in Finland, Helsingin Sanomat,” said “Iron Sky” director Timo Vuorensola.
“The apology and Ziiso’s willingness to correct their error convinced me that we could co-operate with them on the game project. We are currently negotiating with Ziiso about revamping the game and publishing it as part of the official ‘Iron Sky’ merchandise.”
Of course, we’ve talked about the Iron Sky producers in the past, and their history suggests that they’re really open to embracing such things, rather than freaking out about them. They’re the same folks who created the amazing Star Wreck film years ago for free. They then turned the massive success of that into Iron Sky, which was funded with $10 million in a hybrid funding model that combined some traditional financing along with a ton of fan support by allowing fans to buy “War Bonds” to crowdfund part of the movie.
These are clearly folks who always look to embrace what people out there want… rather than freak out and try to block others.