Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the likes of Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff in ‘Kung Fury’.
The 70-year-old actor has joined a star-studded cast, including the likes of Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff, for the action-comedy, which is a follow up to David Sandberg’s 2015 short of the same name.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schwarzenegger – the former Governor of California – will portray the US president in the motion picture.
He will join the previously announced cast of Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff. David Sandberg will also star and produce the film under his Laser Unicorns production company. Sandberg is adapting the upcoming feature-length movie as a sequel to his short film, which paid homage to 1980s martial arts and police films. It was selected to screen at the 2015 Cannes Directors Fortnight, and eventually gained a cult following.
The team previously worked together on the 2017 thriller “It.” Conor McCaughan and Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films will also produce. Pelle Strandberg of Laser Unicorns will be the executive producer.
Schwarzenegger has been the face of the “Terminator” franchise for years — the fifth installment was released in 2015. An untitled “Terminator” reboot is currently in pre-production. Schwarzenegger’s other upcoming projects include fantasy film “The Legend of Conan,” “Triplets” with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy, and “Viy 2: Journey to China” with Jackie Chan.
Sandberg is set to star as the titular character and produce the movie, an homage to 80s martial arts and police action films.
David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, Aaron Schmidt, Philip Westgren and Conor McCaughen will also produce the project, and Pelle Strandberg will executive produce.
The movie is set in Miami in 1985 and tells the story of police officer Kung Fury and his Thundercops force who have been assembled to defeat Adolf Hitler.
Fury will have to travel through time and space in the motion picture to save his pals after the Thundercops disband following the death of one of their members.
‘Kung Fury’ is due to start shooting in the US and Europe this summer.
Schwarzenegger’s latest movie sees him star in ‘Viy 2: Journey to China’ alongside Jason Flemyng, who appears as cartographer Jonathan Green as he heads from England to China.
Charles Dance and Jackie Chan also appear in the motion picture, which dropped earlier this month in Russia.
In 2015, Schwarzenegger returned for the fifth ‘Terminator’ movie, entitled ‘Terminator Genisys’, opposite Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith and Courtney B. Vance.