Back in 2015, David Sandberg rocked the internet with the online release of the Kickstart-funded short film Kung Fury, his ode to 1980s action films and martial arts movies. Several years and nearly 30 million views on YouTube later, a feature-length sequel to Sandberg's short film is moving forward and is now set to star Michael Fassbender in the lead role.
Variety reports that Fassbender will play the lead role in the Kung Fury sequel, which is expected to begin filming this summer. The cast will also include David Hasselhoff, who sang and starred in the music video for the movie's featured song, "True Survivor."
The original Kung Fury short film featured a melting pot of story elements ranging from time travel to Adolf Hitler to a plethora of ’80s references, and the sequel looks to continue that eclectic style. According to Variety, the new movie will take place in "1985 Miami, which is kept safe under the watchful eye of the police officer Kung Fury through his Thundercops police force. After the tragic death of a Thundercop causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon."
Sandberg, who starred as Kung Fury in the short film, will return to write and direct the feature-length movie, with David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt (the former two having previously produced 2017's IT movie) producing along with Philip Westgren, Conor McCaughan, and Pelle Strandberg.
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on the Kung Fury movie as more details are revealed. In the meantime, you can watch the short film and Hasselhoff's music video below.