Kung Fury is a fan-sponsored short film inspired by 1980 era and popular movie tropes and themes associated with that time. Directed and written by David Sandberg this film features martial arts, lasers and dinosaurs, upbeat music and heavily stylized visuals.
The project was initially intended as a full length feature, but since the original crowdfunding goal was not reached, the creators decided to use the money they received to create a shorter version. The result was still pretty awesome and soon a big fanbase formed around the franchise.
One of the great decisions about this project was the inclusion of David Hasselhoff - a famous TV star known for his works in old school action movies and shows.
The story takes place in the 1980s. Miami detective known as Kung Fury who received his special kung fu powers after being bitten by a cobra and struck by lightning is introduced to his new partner Triceracop. Having lost one partner before that, our protagonist decides to quit the police force. Meanwhile Kung Fuhrer attacks the station and kills the chief as a result. To avenge his fallen comrades Kung Fury goes back in time to Nazi Germany with the help of a computer whiz called Hackerman.
If that doesn't sound awesome, we don't know what does. Check out this movie if you haven't already and stay tuned for the news about its creators and the upcoming sequel!
Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the Kung Fury team
Kung Fury is one of the most original films of the recent years. The short film was very well received, so naturally the creators are now working on the sequel. Needless to say, fans will be pleased to here that the king of action himself - Arnold Schwarzenegger will take part in the 1980s inspired project!
In the second installation our heroes from the Thundercops division will travel across time to defeat Hitler or Kung Fuhrer who has gained some some new allies aiding him in his evil plans.
Michael Fassbender who was nominated foe Academy Awards twice already, will also be joining the team of Kung Fury and star in the full length feature.