Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: Michael Fassbender has been cast to star in a feature-length sequel to Kung Fury, the Kickstarter-fueled action-comedy short that hit YouTube a couple years back.
Released in 2015 after a record-breaking Kickstarter in 2013, the original Kung Fury is the story of the titular character assembling characters like Triceracop, Thor, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex to fight Adolf Hitler and protect time. Also, there’s lots of jump kicking and retro-style synth music.
In addition to Michael freaking Fassbender, the film will feature David Hasselhoff, who performed the original’s theme song, as well as writer David Sandberg, who we’re guessing will return as Kung Fury (do his friends just cal him Kung?).
The movie will be produced by David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter), and Aaron Schmidt under the same KatzSmith Productions label that helped bring It to life.
Usually, when a movie is announced, it feels like we can look at the details and make a fair assessment of what to expect. I have no idea what to expect from Kung Fury II: The Movie, except absurd goofiness. Hopefully, the joke works as well at 80 or 90 minutes as it does at 30 minutes.