Michael Fassbender to Star in Feature-Length, Hollywood-Produced Kung Fury Sequel

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We’ve learned (via Hollywood Reporter) that a feature-length Kung Fury movie is coming, and the talented Michael Fassbender is set to star.

While details for Fassbender’s role or the how the sequel relates to the original 30-minute crowdfunded shortfilm aren’t confirmed, Kung Fury himself David Sandberg (also creator, writer, director, and producer on the original film) is returning. David Hasselhoff is also set to return in some way.

Kung Fury was originally planned to be a feature-length film but fell short of its crowdfunding goal of $1 million. Instead, they produced a 30-minute film that you can view above for free. It’s really spectacular if you’re into 1980’s buddy-cop films and martial-arts films.

The upcoming sequel is being produced by KatSmith Productions (Stephen King’s It reboot), so it will presumably have way more special effects – and hopefully real ninjas.

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  • Madbrainbox

    The original was good because it wasn’t a Hollywood production.I like Fassbender but this is doomed to fail.

  • NukeA6

    Not much good comes from Hollywood. I’m expecting the sequel to be complete trash. Shame because Kung Fury was one of the best things I’ve found on Youtube.

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  • Mr0303

    Hollywood ruins everything. Part of the appeal of the original was its cheap indie nature. Needless to say I won’t waste my time with this.

  • Shattno

    Shit, I love Kung Fury, but this sounds a little alarming. I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt until we know more tho.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I don’t know, maybe it’ll be good but I’ll keep expectations on the low side.


    Yeah…that’s my bicep.

  • 2501

    There’s a sequel to this?

  • Eldhin Shichiou

    Must have more laser-raptors and neon lights to worth

  • Back when Kung Fury came out and everyone was hyped about it, I remember hearing a guy who actually expressed disappointment towards the film, since he felt it was more of a mockery of 80’s archetypes than a homage like he thought it was.
    Since this guy actually lived his early teenage years during this decade, I found his opinion pretty agreeable, despite enjoying the film myself.

    With that said, I don’t think Hollywood getting its hands on a sequel is the biggest problem here. Even if said sequel was crowdfunded like the first one, I don’t think there’s a story worth telling here.

  • sanic

    Forget this shit and watch turbo kid instead.

  • braneman

    The big problem with Hollywood and big corporations now is that they are slaves to the marketing department. Marketing can’t tell you what will work, they can only tell you what has worked. That’s why we have (put a number here because I cannot be bothered) bayformers movies.

  • Eli Wintercross

    “If it turns out terrible we can always get hackerman to send someone back in time to warn us”, is what I posted the first time.

    I’ve come back to warn everyone, but I’m noticing a few differences in the timeline, so maybe the couple of butterflies I roundhouse kicked changed enough that it will be ok this time.

  • OldPalpy

    I think that’s a bit what made it worked, it’s really surreal, a bit tongue in cheek and dials up the 80’s feel to 11 (I’ve seen this referred to as outrun) to make it feel like it’s own thing. I get the feeling this movie will just be a actual 80’s homage crammed with references and ultimately lacking a soul of it’s own beyond that.

  • OldPalpy

    It’s okay we took care of those two androids you warned us about, they were actually pretty lame.

  • Sean Sharpe

    I mean, it could be good. The It reboot wasn’t awful. But indie films going Hollywood don’t have a good history. It’s like the rumored Toxic Avenger reboot that scares me, even if del Toro is attached as producer.

  • ProxyDoug

    I can see that. Kinda reminds me of a certain mascot that was in need of a name…

  • Snorlaxation

    This can very easily turn out horribly, or fantastic. But is it worth the risk?

  • Z3DH

    The jokes were already wearing thin by the end of the last movie. This will probably suck.

  • SiliconNooB

    I can’t help but feel that Hollywood will wreck it.