Michael Fassbender Joins Kung Fury

Michael Fassbender

by James White |
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As cinematic calling cards go, David Sandberg's (note the lack of an "F" in his name, this is not the director of Lights Out) Kung Fury is up there in the pantheon of fun shorts. Now he's making the move to shooting a full-length sequel and has nabbed Michael Fassbender to co-star.

Sandberg wrote the script and will direct the movie, returning as the titular hero. The story is set in 1985, and 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.

We're guessing – since Deadline's story has no information on his character – that Fassbender will be the new villain, while Sandberg has also recruited David Hasselhoff, who had a cameo and performed the theme tune for the original, to appear.

With It trio David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt on to produce, the film's rights will be up for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin this week. And you can see the original "short" (it is, after all 30 minutes long), which played at the Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2015 and has scored more than 40 million views, below.

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