Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in “Kung Fury” Movie

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has signed on to join Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff in David Sandberg’s action-comedy , which Sandberg will also star in and produce alongside Fassbender.

Set in Miami in 1985, the film follows a cop known as Kung Fury who assembles an elite police force called the Thundercops to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. 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. Kung Fury must travel through space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all.

David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt are producing under their KatzSmith Productions banner along with Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films and Fassbender’s producing partner Conor McCaughan. Pelle Strandberg will executive produce on behalf of Sandberg’s Laser Unicorns banner. Endeavor Content and will handle North American sales. BLOOM is handling international sales and began introducing the film to buyers at the EFM earlier this week.

The Kung Fury short film, which co-starred Hasselhoff, was a record-breaking success on Kickstarter, and has gained over 40 million views worldwide. The feature, which will be a sequel to the original short, will shoot this summer.

Schwarzenegger is a Golden Globe-winning actor who will next star in Paramount’s new Terminator movie from Deadpool director Tim Miller. He’s represented by .

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  1. I kind of have the impression that since ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘The Snowman’ bombed critically and commercially that the studios, and producers, have kind of gone away from thinking that Michael Fassbender could be a ‘leading man’ or someone who stars as a lead in commercial films (‘X-Men’ being an exception as Fassbender is part of an ensemble in that).

    Fassbender is better off doing interesting roles in character driven stories (ie: like ‘Frank’ and his films with Steve McQueen) and from this latest project announced looks like he’s reverting back to leaning in to doing interesting, sometimes quirky, independent films as an interesting character actor.

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