Baywatch actor David Hasseloff will also return to Kung Fury after having a role in the original as well as singing its theme song.
The 2015 viral video Kung Fury is getting adapted for the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arnold will be essaying the role of an American President in the feature film. Schwarzenegger's fellow '80s icon David Hasselhoff has also been confirmed for the film. The first film was a broke records on Kickstarter when it was crowdfunded from December 2013 to January 2014 with pledges reaching US$630,019, exceeding the original target goal of $200,000, but short of the feature film goal of $1 million and went on to make it into the Cannes Directors Fortnight and has gained over 40 million views worldwide.
In what sounds like a match made in '80s heaven, Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the cast of Kung Fury, the feature-length follow-up to the cult 2015 short.
Together with the producers from 2017's US$700 million-grossing (RM2.7 billion) Stephen King adaptation It, Sandberg has recruited David Hasselhoff, Michael Fassbender, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Other producers on the films include David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt. Pelle Strandberg is exec producing on behalf of Laser Unicorns. 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.
Filming for Kung Fury will begin this summer, and take place in both Europe and the U.S. As of press time, this whole thing still insanely rules.
The former California governor has only been in a handful of films in the past few years and he has a few more coming up soon, including an untitled Terminator movie in 2019. "What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton's character and my character, and dismiss everything else". The mystery show will be set in Oklahoma in the 1800s.