Remember the weirdly awesome Kung Fury short film made in 2015? Well, now producer David Sandberg is making a brand new, full-length sequel. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joining big stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Alien: Covenant) and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch) in the film that has all great things (and not so great things) from the 1980s. Arnold Schwarzenegger will play the president of the United States.
The Kung Fury short film
I’m excited to see that the Terminator will join the cast of this film chock full of tropes from 80s police and kung-fu movies. Financed through Kickstarter, the original 30-minute movie exceeded its minimum goal of $200k with over $600k in pledges. The movie has over 20 million views on youtube and has a strong cult following. It also has fairly successful side-scrolling beat ’em up game called Kung Fury: Street Rage on Steam.
The setting will once again take place in Miami in 1985. In the sequel, Kung Fury, played by Sandberg himself, will once again have to assemble his elite police team of Thundercops from various historical periods to fight the Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hilter. A new villain will join Adolf Hitler. After the death of a Thundercop (Not triceracops I hope!), the team had been disbanded. Once again Kung Fury will have to travel through space and time to save the world.
The film will be shot in Europe and the US with a planned release in 2018. David Sandberg will be producing under his Laser Unicorns banner. He will be working alongside David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt, who will be producing under their banner KatzSmith Productions. Sound familiar? This is the company that brought you the highly successful horror movie IT last year, pulling in over $700 million worldwide.
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