Fassbender will be joining David Hasselhoff and Sandberg who will take the title role in the production for Sandberg’s Laser Unicorns production company.
Kung Fury is the feature-length follow-up to the 2015 short film in which Hasselhoff also starred. The first film was a broke records on Kickstarter when it was crowdfunded from December 2013 to January 2014 with pledges reaching US$630,019, exceeding the original target goal of $200,000, but short of the feature film goal of $1 million and went on to make it into the Cannes Directors Fortnight and has gained over 40 million views worldwide. It was set in Miami in 1985, Kung Fury is the toughest martial artist cop in the city and goes back in time to kill the worst criminal ever – the Kung Fuhrer himself Adolf Hitler (Jorma Taccone).
The film is looking to start filming this summer in locations within the US and Europe. David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, Aaron Schmidt, Philip Westgren and Conor McCaughan will produce.
Fassbender has had a bit of a questionable time with his roles over the last few years, his last exceptional performance came in 2015’s Steve Jobs with his double outing as David/Walter in Alien: Covenant coming in next. We last show Fassbender in The Snowman which bombed. We will next see him in X-Men: Dark Phoenix where he reprises his role as Magneto.
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