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.
Over a year ago, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to raise funding for a short film titled Kung Fury, the ultimate tribute to the cheesiest, most awesome action cinema of the 1980s. More than $630,000 was raised to finance the production, and now the entire short has been released online for your viewing enjoyment.
Check it out here below in all its digitally rendered, skateboard car-flipping, Hasselhoff-soundtracked, deranged glory.
Kickstarter is a wonderful place where the truly innovative creators of our generation have the potential to financially make their wildest dreams come true whilst retaining their freedom and integrity. Sometimes the rich and powerful will use it in the service of evil, but every so often a particular project comes along that is too good to not become a reality. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you….Kung Fury!
You can watch a trailer and funding pitch video here below.
Laser Unicorns and writer/director David Sandberg have set out to create the most outrageous and exciting work of gloriously excessive 1980’s action hero fan filmmaking known to civilized human beings. Kung Fury is not just a movie title; it’s also the name of its hero (played by Sandberg), a loose cannon Miami cop whose wardrobe consists of mostly leather and a bandanna and can kick an healthy assortment of ass without breaking a sweat. Fury’s latest explosive adventure pits him against the most lethal kung fu master in the world, Adolf Hitler – the “Kung Fuhrer.” The battle between good and evil will take Fury unexpectedly back through the ages to Viking times. Robots, mutants, dinosaurs, lots of martial arts combat, cheeseball 80’s music, a trip to 1940’s Germany, and much more can be counted on to appear in mass quantities.