Hot off Michael Fassbender‘s casting in Kung Fury, comes the sequel’s latest, and probably craziest, addition. A new report says actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joining Fassbender and David Hasselhoff. But it’s who Schwarzenegger will be playing that should get the most laughs. Those same reports say he will be the President of the United States of America. More on the story here below.
Four years ago now we found out about an insane sounding short film titled Kung Fury, which was seeking to raise money via a Kickstarter crowdfunded campaign. Nearly 18,000 backers ended up pledging over $630,000 to the project, which was $430,000 more than the filmmakers behind the short were seeking.
The amount raised gives you a great idea of how popular the over-the-top project was, and that popularity carried over to the ridiculously entertaining final product. Now the next step in the journey of Kung Fury, a feature-length sequel, has added a star as Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Steve Jobs, Prometheus) has joined the film.
When I was growing up in the mid to late 1980s, few people were as cool as David Hasselhoff. He was Michael Knight, a crimefighter with a talking robotic Pontiac Trans Am in Knight Rider. Then he was Mitch Buchannon, the head lifeguard on Baywatch, a show that defined a generation thanks in part to slow-running gorgeous lifeguards in red one-piece bathing suits. A musical icon in Germany, to younger readers, “The Hoff” is probably best known for his supporting roles in the Sharknado franchise and his cameo in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Debuting today on DVD and Digital HD, he stars in perhaps his greatest role as”¦ himself, in the comedy Killing Hasselhoff.
The studio has given us an exclusive clip from the film to debut – watch it here below!
The fact that Seth Gordon is behind the lens for Baywatch pretty much tells us that the film reboot will go for a more comedic slant than its cheesy drama TV counterpart. And the first trailer for the film pretty much proves that.
Paramount has released the first trailer for Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Rob Huebel, and Hannibal Buress. Clearly, the reboot wants to be something else or at least mimic what made the 21 Jump Street films so successful. Find out if it meets your expectations by watching the trailer below.