It's no secret that Hollywood has been churning out an incredible number of remakes, sequels, prequels and spinoffs over the past few years. Today, one more wild card has been added to the bag with the news that Kung Fury is now set to get a full-length feature film.
Back in 2015, the short feature made the unlikely move from weird Kickstarter campaign to cult sensation, and even got played at Cannes Directors Fortnight.
Filled with '80s kitsch, dinosaurs, David Hasselhoff, the vikings and Hitler, the 30-minute-long movie made quite a lot of noise at the time, which led to its director David Sandberg quickly announcing a full-length follow-up film. Well, today it's actually happening.
As The Hollywood Reporter reveals, David Sandberg will once again be directing, producing and starring in the film but this time he'll be joined by none other than Michael Fassbender. David Hasselhoff, who sang the original Kung Fury theme song "True Survivor" will also be returning.
As a reminder, here's the film's synopsis:
"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."
It remains to be seen if the 'VHS quality' and sheer insanity of the first movie will be matched. We're guessing we won't be disappointed, though. Filming is set to begin this summer in the US and Europe. In the meantime, you can (re)watch the original just below.