Michael Fassbender to star in Kung Fury movie
Michael Fassbender is picking up some kung fu moves.
The Snowman and Alien: Covenant actor is set to star in the action-comedy spoof Kung Fury, which is envisioned as a feature-length sequel to David Sandberg’s cult-favorite short of the same name. Sandberg starred as the title character in the short film, and he will also appear in the feature, in addition to producing. Bloom, the sales, production, and financing company, announced the news Monday.
David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original Kung Fury and also sang the theme song, “True Survivor,” will also have a role in the feature.
Released in 2015, the Kung Fury short was funded via Kickstarter and went viral, amassing more than 40 million views and being selected for the Cannes Directors Fortnight.
The Kung Fury feature will be set in a version of 1985 Miami kept safe by the titular hero and his Thundercops, a police force assembled from across history and space to defeat Adolf Hitler.
David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt are set to produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner, which scored a smash hit with It last year. Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films and Conor McCaughan are also attached as producers. Kung Fury is slated to begin production this summer.