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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender joining Kung Fury movie

February 19th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

2015 viral video sensation Kung Fury (watch it below if you haven’t already) is getting a full-length feature film and Oscar-nominated Michael Fassbender and Hollywood action icon and Razzie nominated Arnold Schwarzenegger have both signed on along side the already confirmed for a cameo, envelope opening attender, David Hasselhoff.

David Sandberg who directed the original short is returning to direct, co star and produce the movie, under his fantastically named Laser Unicorn banner.

Coming of the high of producing 2017’s horror smash IT, KazSmith productions’ David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmit are also singed on as producers alongside Philip Westgreen of B-reel Films and Conor McCaughan.

The Kung fury short has been viewed by more than 40 million people and broke records on Kickstarter.

The feature film is going to be a direct sequel to the short and will feature Michael Fassbender as “the greatest damn cop of all time” Kung Fury who has assembled a police force known as “Thundercops” to defeat Adolf Hitler – until a mysterious villain arises to aid Hitler’s quest for the ultimate weapon, sending Kung Fury on a journey through space and time.  No word on Arnie’s role yet.

Shooting is expected to begin in the summer of 2018.

It’s 1985, the best year ever. Miami 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. After the tragic death of a Thundercop 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 space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all.

Expect this to be all over the awards buzz next winter.

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man

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