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Michael Fassbender to star in Kung Fury comedy-thriller

Shame, Michael Fassbender

Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Fassbender is to star in Kung Fury, a feature-length follow-up to one of the biggest cult short films of recent years.

Released in 2015, Kung Fury proved to be a Kickstarter record-breaking success. It was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and has gained over 40 million views worldwide.

The feature film will reportedly be set in 1985 in Miami, which is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, dubbed ‘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 therefore travel through space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy and defeat evil once and for all.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Sandberg’s action-comedy will also see Sandberg starring and producing, while David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original Kung Fury and sang the theme song True Survivor, will also appear.

The film, which is being described as a sequel to the short, is set to shoot this summer in Europe and the US.