Michael Fassbender has signed up to star in the feature film sequel to David Sandberg’s short action-comedy Kung Fury, although it’s not known if he’ll be a hero or a villain.
Sandberg will reprise his role as the the titular time-traveling cop in the follow-up to his 31-minute film that was funded via a $630,000 Kickstarter campaign. The Swedish film quickly became an online sensation as Sandberg paid homage to ’80s crime and martial arts films in a movie packed with wanton violence, a homicidal arcade game, a Nazi-killing Norse god and, naturally, the “Kung Führer,” aka Adolf Hitler (who came equipped with a giant and very lethal robotic bird).
David Hasselhoff is also on board following his role in the original, for which he also sang the theme song “True Survivor.” The cult flick was selected for Cannes Directors Fortnight and now the feature-length project will see Fury going up against new and mysterious threats that are aiding Hitler in his quest for world domination.
Shooting will commence this summer with the movie being produced by Sandberg’s Laser Unicorns’ banner, as well as David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt’s KatzSmith Productions, which produced It.
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