Michael Fassbender seems to have a love for Nordic film after marrying Alicia Vikander; first he starred in 2017’s The Snowman, set in Norway, and now he will star in the feature film version of the cult Swedish short film, Kung Fury.

Directed by David Sandberg, the 2015 short film Kung Fury reached cult status after being released online following a successful Kickstarter campaign and then screened at the Cannes Directors Fortnight. The short is about Kung Fury, whose friend is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu criminal of all time, Adolf Hitler, aka Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time to Nazi Germany in order to kill Hitler and the Nazi empire once and for all.

David Hasselhoff will also join the cast following his role in the original short film.

The feature film will be a sequel to the original short, and is shooting this summer. It will be set in 1985 in Miami (which suits the style of the film perfectly), which is kept safe under the watchful eye of police officer Kung Fury through his Thundercops police force. After the tragic death of a Thundercop causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon.

No release date has been announced.

You can watch (and should watch!) the short film below.

 

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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