Schwarzenegger Joins Fassbender for Kung Fury Movie

Nick Sanchez
February 17, 2018

David Hasselhoff, made famous with his long-running stints in TV series Knight Rider and then Baywatch, cameoed in the original short as the AI operator of Kung Fury's sports vehicle, then sang the theme tune True Survivor and starred in its official music video.

The original Kung Fury pays homage to 1980s martial arts and police action movies, and broke several Kickstarter records.

This feature-length version of Kung Fury is due to go into production mid-2018, with the project being presented to prospective distributors at the European Film Market, running alongside the Berlin International Film Festival February 15 to 23.

"THR understands that the Terminator, Predator and Total Recall icon (and former California governor) will play the American president in David Sandberg's action-comedy, set to shoot in Europe and the USA this summer". Schwarzenegger's fellow '80s icon David Hasselhoff has also been confirmed for the film.

Schwarzenegger will appear as the U.S. president alongside an already star-studded cast including David Hasselhoff and Michael Fassbender, writes Hollywood Reporter. The film follows up on the original "Kung Fury" which was aired in 2015 on Youtube and Steam, quickly becoming a cult short film. After the death of one of the team, King Fury and the Thundercops disband, which allows a mysterious villain to wreak havoc in the city.

Sandberg's Laser Unicorns will produce, while David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt are also confirmed as producers under KatzSmith Productions.

Schwarzenegger has been the face of the "Terminator" franchise for years - the fifth installment was released in 2015.

Filming is expected to be in the United States and Europe over the summer. They will be joined by Conor McCaughan and Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films while Pelle Strandberg of Laser Unicorns will be the executive producer. The mystery show will be set in Oklahoma in the 1800s.

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