Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in Kung Fury 2. It is unknown at this time what role the Oscar-nominated actor - most recently seen in the thriller The Snowman - has been cast in, but his involvement with the long-awaited sequel has been confirmed by filmmaker David Sandberg.
The original Kung Fury took the world by storm in 2015. A tribute to the classic action movies of the 1980s, the movie focused on the titular martial arts master/cop and his efforts to stop the evil schemes of a time-traveling Adolf Hitler (a.k.a. Kung Fuhrer), with the assistance of his computer-savvy partner Hackerman, a duo of Valkyries and the Norse god Thor. Financed by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the movie was selected for Cannes Directors Fortnight and went on to gain over 40 million views worldwide on both YouTube and Netflix as well as a rabid cult-following.
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THR first broke the story regarding the stunning deal. In addition to Fassbender, the cast will include Sandberg (once again playing the role of Kung Fury) and David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original Kung Fury and sang the movie's theme-song, "True Survivor." There's no word yet on whether or not Hasselhoff will be singing in Kung Fury 2, but the following plot synopsis has been given.
Set in 1985 in Miami, which is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. Kung Fury’s Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. 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. Kung Fury must travel space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all.
Kung Fury 2 is scheduled for release sometime in 2018, despite filming not being scheduled to start until this summer. While the original movie was largely shot in Sandberg's basement using green-screens, the sequel is reportedly going to be filmed in both Europe and the United States. The sequel seems to be in good hands, though, with the production being overseen by KatzSmith Productions - the company of David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt - who produced last year's record-breaking remake of Stephen King's IT. The film is also being produced by Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films and Conor McCaughan, with Pelle Strandberg executive producing the film on behalf of David Sandberg's Laser Unicorns.