It’s entirely possible that you have no idea what Kung Fury is. The 1980s style kung fu film followed the story of a Miami police detective who goes on the hunt for Adolph Hitler, the Kung Fuhrer, thanks to a buddy’s time hacking technology. The short was directed by David Sandberg, and debuted at Cannes, later garnering more than 40 million views on YouTube. Recent interest in the quirky film has evidently garnered enough attention that the film will receive a sequel, Kung Fury 2. While the first only had Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island, the sequel looks to be pulling it a bit more star power with its cast.
In a promotional image released by none other than the Terminator, it appears that Kung Fury 2 will feature Arnold Schwarzenegger stepping up from being the Governator to the President of the United States. The image shows Schwarzenegger kicking it back in the Oval Office, feet up on the desk and smoking a stogie. Another image shows Schwarzenegger with Sandberg, who will be back to direct the sequel. Kung Fury 2 is also raiding the cast of Fox’s X-men films, bringing in Michael Fassbender as well as Alexandra Shipp. The actress who played Storm will be replacing Eiza Gonzalez to play a new anchor “who will do anything to get the best story” (sounds like the sequel will be pulling from the ‘80s as well). And no worries Hoff fans, David Hasselhoff will return to be the voice of Hoff 9000.
The film is currently in production in Bulgaria with plans to move on to Germany for more filming. The original Kung Fury was crowdfunded on Kickstarter, but the sequel has different financing lined up, with Argent Pictures signed on to finance and Creasun Entertainment USA acting as producer. “Kung Fury 2 is the very exciting vision of David Sandberg, and it contains all the elements of a magical and fun ride fro all ages,” says George Acogny of Creasun Media. “We are thrilled to be part of this great project and can’t wait to share it with the whole world, where it will no doubt create excitement across the globe!” Drew Brees, Michael Finley, Derrick Brooks, and Tony Parker are also partnering with the film.