Michael Fassbender to play titular character in martial arts comedy Kung Fury; film to be directed by David Sandberg

Michel Fassbender is also speculated to reprise his role of Magneto in Dark Phoenix, the next film in the X-Men franchise, despite an expired contract.

FP Staff February 13, 2018 13:04:44 IST
Michael Fassbender to play titular character in martial arts comedy Kung Fury; film to be directed by David Sandberg

The incredible journey of Kung Fury, from a crowdfunded Kickstarter project to vowing audiences at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, and now a big budget feature, has found its leading man. Michael Fassbender has been roped in to play the police officer Kung Fury in the martial arts comedy film, as reported by Variety.

Michael Fassbender to play titular character in martial arts comedy Kung Fury film to be directed by David Sandberg

Michael Fassbender. Facebook

The feature length version will be a sequel of sorts, picking up from the original 30-minute film by David Sandberg, which had gained a cult following and even a slot at the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. The nostalgia driven, original short paid homage to the martial arts cinema of the 1980s.  The Fassbender starring feature film is set in 1985 Miami with Kung Fury and his Thundercops police force watching over the city, when a mysterious villain arrives, as reported by Variety.

Fassbender will be joined by David Hasselhoff of Baywatch-fame in the lead cast. The two time Oscar nominated Fassbender is best known for his role as the popular character of Magneto in the X-Men franchise. He is speculated to reprise his role for the next installment, Dark Phoenix, in the X-Men franchise despite an expired contract.

Producers of It, David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt, are producing Kung Fury through their KatzSmith Productions banner. The movie, which starts shooting this summer, will have David Sandberg acting, directing and producing under his Laser Unicorns banner, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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