Back in 2015, the short film Kung Fury was released from director (and star) David Sandberg and production company Laser Unicorns. The ’80s throwbacks alone made our nostalgia-lovin hearts burst with love, but when packaged with some sweet martial arts, time travel, a brilliant take down of Nazis, and characters such as Triceracop, it had an impressive cult following almost overnight.
Synopsis: “In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time – kung fuhrer Hitler.”
Fans were begging for a sequel or feature length film immediately and today, we finally got some solid, albeit, surprising news. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender has officially signed on to star in Kung Fury II. Fassbender had an incredibly busy 2017 with the release of Alien: Covenant, in which he played two characters, and The Snowman. Despite The Snowman not sitting with many critics and audiences alike, Michael Fassbender is an actor that we get excited to see on-screen.
David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt from KatzSmith Productions, the production company behind 2017’s It, will produce. Other producers include Assassin’s Creed’s Conor McCaughan, B-Reel Films’ Philip Westgren and Laser Unicorns’ Pelle Strandberg as executive producer.
David Sandberg will return as director and producer, as well as co-star with Fassbender. David Hasselhoff, who voiced the Knight Rider-esque Hoff 9000 in the original, will return as well.
If you haven’t watched the glory that is Kung Fury, you can check out the full film below. (It is legal, I promise.) For those of you who have, be sure to let us know what you think about the news.
Our review for Kung Fury: