The 80s are having a moment, and filmmakers are cashing in. David Sandberg’s short film Kung Fury is absolutely dripping with 80s action nostalgia, and now they have the Terminator himself on the team. Radical. According to Deadline Hollywood, Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the cast of Kung Fury 2 along with Michael Fassbender, David Hasselhoff, and David Sandberg.
Production Power for Kung Fury 2
The original short ran in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight three years ago. Since then it has garnered over 40 million views. The full-length film is a sequel to the short, which also featured David Hasselhoff. In addition to acting, Hasselhoff recorded original music for Kung Fury. The feature is set to film summer, 2018.
Kung Fury: The Best Cop for the Best Year Ever
Kung Fury 2 takes place in 1985 “the best year ever”. The title character is the “greatest damn cop of all time”. He and his Thundercops protect the city of Miami from the ultimate evil: Kung Fuhrer Adolf Hitler. Not enough action for you? The Thundercops aren’t your ordinary police force—they are made up of the best of the best, traveling through time to help Kung Fury keep the streets clean and safe. Kung Fury and his Thundercops must band back together after grief tears them apart, otherwise Hitler will get his hands on a mysterious and powerful weapon.
Kung Fury 2 is co-written by David Sandberg and Tyler Burton Smith. The film will be produced by Laser Unicorn and KatzSmith Productions. The film does not yet have a release date.