50 bucks he’s playing Triceracop.
Kung Fury was one of the nuttiest piece of internet media to come along in quite some time. A deliberate send up of every ridiculous 80’s cliche and then some, it found a lot of love for its low budget but strangely ambitious production values and wonderfully goofy sense of humor. And like anything in the world, Hollywood wants to take this 30 minute short and make it into a full length movie (with the help of original creator David Sandberg). And who’s going to be one of the film’s stars? Well, Michael Fassbender of course!
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Fass is currently in talks to star in the film, with the film itself to be a full blown sequel to the original short and that filming will begin soon. To be more specific:
Michael Fassbender has been cast in David Sandberg’s action-comedy Kung Fury, which Sandberg will also star in and produce under his Laser Unicorns’ banner, alongside Fassbender. David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original Kung Fury and sang the theme song “True Survivor,” will also join the cast.
Released in 2015, Kung Fury was a Kickstarter record-breaking success, was selected for Cannes Directors Fortnight and has gained over 40 million views worldwide. The feature, which will be a sequel to the original short, is set to shoot this summer. The Hollywood Reporter understands this will take place in Europe and the U.S.
Color me interested. Even though Fassbender has had a rough patch in his career lately with bombs like Alien Covenant and The Snowman (the latter especially), he’s almost always a compelling presence on screen and to see him potentially chew the scenery in something like this could be glorious.