Kung Fury, the insane half-hour long ’80s mashup film from 2015, is about to get a big budget full-length adaptation. Not only that, but the movie is set to feature megastar Michael Fassbender in the lead. Are you excited yet?
The sci-fi action comedy will tell the story of a cop named Kung Fury, who is the leader of the Thundercops police force in 1985 Miami and ends up coming into conflict with Adolf Hitler. The original follows a similar plot, and we’re hoping the feature finds room for the original’s time-traveling, dinosaurs, ’80s robots, Norse Gods, and Lamborghini. The feature version will co-star David Hasselhoff, who also appears in the original, as well as original writer/director/star David Sandberg. Sandberg will also direct and produce the feature-length version. Joining him as producers are KatzSmith Productions Aaron Schmidt, David Katzenberg, and Seth Grahame-Smith, who produced It, along with Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films, Conor McCaughan (Assassin’s Creed), and Pelle Strandberg for Sandberg’s label Laser Unicorns.
The original Kung Fury began as a crowd-funded film on Kickstarter and went on to receive loads of critical acclaim on its way toward becoming a viral sensation. It’s currently streaming in its entirety for free on YouTube, so in case you’ve never seen it, check it out below in all its retro B-movie glory!