Kung Fury 2: The Movie is set in 1985, the best year ever. Miami is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. His Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. After the tragic death of one of their members 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 through space and time to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all.
Alex Ritman’s report at The Hollywood Reporter cites key deals already nabbed for the feature-length follow-up to Sandberg’s OTT cult kung fu fantasy cyberpunk adventure, namely the following: Paradise (CIS), Tobis Film (Germany/Switzerland), Notorious (Italy), Sun (Latin America), Pioneer (Philippines), Prorom (Romania), Activers (South Korea), Sun (Spain), Movie Cloud (Taiwan) and Filmart (Turkey). Endeavor Content and CAA are handling North American sales while Bloom sells internationally.
It was on Sunday that actor, producer and filmmaker David Sandberg teased forthcoming announcements for the long-awaited sequel, Kung Fury 2: The Movie. His social media posts on Twitter and Instagram featured conceptual artwork by Ivan Reiss, Marcelo Maiolo, Josan Gonzales, and Alexis Ziritt along with mentions of certain producers now tied to official trade news confirmed as of Monday about the upcoming summer shoot.
Word has it that Michael Fassbender is joining the film in an undisclosed role along with actor David Hasselhoff who sang the theme to the 2015 shortfilm that successfully blew past its Kickstarter goals a few years earlier, now with more than 40 million views in its wake before confirming a feature film effort in summer of 2016. Bloom is handling international sales at EFM this week with Endeavor Content and CAA repping North America.
Taking its myriad cues from ultra-lit 1980s cult fantasy fervor, Sandberg leads the intial short as Kung Fury, a hard-edged Miami cop imbued with the powers of kung fu and forced to fight his way from the Viking Age and back to the future to kill Adolf Hitler once and for all. The sequel, Kung Fury 2: The Movie, sets in 1985 and sees our hero traveling time and space to reunite Miami’s ultimate police force, The Thundercops, and working through tragedy to save his friends and defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy from Hitler and the mystery villain aiding him.
Sandberg is producing via his Laser Unicorns label with Fassbender next to It producers David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith at KatzSmith Productions with Aaron Schmidt. Also producing are Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films and Conor McCaughan with Pelle Strandberg executive producing on behalf of Laser Unicorns.
It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard from independent filmmaker David Sandberg who debuted the pitch trailer for his latest project, Kung Fury, back in December. However, hopefully you have been following the project via social media where they’ve been sharing some really cool production gems, incl uding some neat Instagram nuggets you will find just under the last paragraph line.
Inspired by all the tropes of 1980’s cyberpunk action and cheesy, over-the-top storytelling, Kung Fury sees its lead character, a martial arts Rambo-stylized kung fu cop who must find a way back to the 1980’s after accidentally landing in the Viking age during a failed time-travel mission to kill Adolf Hitler. Signaling Sandberg‘s new foray into another shortfilm endeavor at the time, the trailer was accompanied by a major crowdfunding effort via Kickstarter which would soon follow with a huge overnight response from donors, making Kung Fury a huge success upon earning three-times their original goal.
Hopefully what this means is a feature film is on the way. Until that time comes, feel free to check out what’s on Instagram in the embeds below and subscribe as well, and check out the official website while you’re at it!
The blood tubes didn’t work for this take. Also I hit Steven way too hard. #kungfury #outtake
Видео опубликовано David Sandberg (@laserunicorns) авг 8, 2014 at 9:46 PDT
Roundhouse fury kick #kungfuryshooting #kungfury
A video posted by David Sandberg (@laserunicorns) on Aug 8, 2014 at 3:42pm PDT
The poster is gonna be RAD! Here’s a sneak peak. Artwork by Andreas Bennwik. #kungfury #80s #movieposter #airbrush
Ett foto publicerat av David Sandberg (@laserunicorns) Nov 11, 2014 at 9:29 PST
Another day at the office. #kungfury
Een video die is geplaatst door David Sandberg (@laserunicorns) op Dec 12, 2014 at 2:42 PST
Extra cheese please!
If you are into mullets, DeLoreans, headbands, powergloves, skateboards, synthesizer music, viking babes with machine guns and towering giants, shoulderpads, visually cheesy and epic, over-the-top violence, then you are in for the wildest dinosaur ride of your life! As of today, there are only 29 days left for actor, writer and director David Sandberg‘s kickstarter for his brand new 30-minute comedic action thriller, Kung Fury, starring Sandberg as a rogue cop who goes on a desperate mission to put an end to Adolf Hitler’s reign of kung fu terror, only to be thrown too far back in time and no choice but to find a way to complete his mission…with a little extra help.
Laser Unicorn, the geniuses behind this radical 1980’s exploitation martial arts cyberpunk action cinema spoof on fantasy karate cop movies, have already completed most of the film, and are asking to the tune of $200,000 to satisfy the intended means of its post-production so that it can fulfill donors’ perks, as well as release the film online next year…for FREE! And to accompany your interest here, Sandberg has a trailer for you to enjoy.
Visit the official Kickstarter page for Kung Fury for more info on the project and to learn how you can benefit from this retrocheesy load of kickass awesomeness.