Kung Fury — if nothing else — stands as a proud testament to the potential power of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, et al. On the wave of a remarkably popular trailer in 2013, Kung Fury reached its original Kickstarter goal of $200,000 in just 24 hours — eventually tripling that benchmark to raise a staggering $630,000. Writer and director David Sandberg also serves as the star of this 30-minute ode to all things just and true — i.e. the 80s, martial arts, VHS technology, and the impenetrable music of David Hasselhoff.
Kung Fury debuted at this year's Cannes Film Festival, with THR reporting that a full-length version of the film is currently in development. Speaking to THR, Sandberg confirmed that the full-length version of Kung Fury would be "loosely based on the same story" with a stronger focus on character development. Sandberg adds that this fleshed out version of Kung Fury will give the Swedish filmmaker a proper chance to "go even more crazy."
If you've made it this far and are still shouting "What is Kung Fury?" at your phone, allow me to offer the only plot summary you should ever need:
David Hasselhoff music, but the movie version.
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