The 2015 action comedy short “Kung Fury” is getting a feature-length sequel with Michael Fassbender, it was announced today. And that’s as good a reason as any to catch up on the original. Watch it above.
Written and directed by David Sandberg, who also starred, the original “Kung Fury” sends up ’80s action films and TV as Miami’s best cop, “Kung Fury,” travels through time and teams up with vikings and dinosaurs — and David Hasselhoff — to defeat Adolf Hitler (“the worst criminal of all time”). The half-hour short, funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $630,000, has since been seen by over 29 million people. It debuted at the Directors’ Fortnight during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and is now on Netflix as well as Youtube.
Sandberg will direct and produce the sequel under his Laser Unicorns banner and will star alongside Fassbender. The official description: Set in 1985, the best year ever. Miami is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. His Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. After the tragic death of one of their members causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must travel through space and time to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all.
David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt will produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner, which produced “It.” Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films and Conor McCaughan will also produce. Pelle Strandberg is executive producing on behalf of Laser Unicorns.
Also, yes, David Hasselhoff will be back for the sequel.