By Liz Lopez
El Rey Network will host the world exclusive broadcast premiere of the short film, Kung Fury, on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm/ET. An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community. Film supporters raised its entire campaign goal of $200,000 in 24 hours with only the trailer online. The last amount reported was $630,019 raised and over 10 million views of the trailer on YouTube.
Official KUNG FURY Promo Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQK3Le5jibI&feature=youtu.be
The film follows Kung Fury’s revenge after one of his police officer partner and friend was assassinated by the most dangerous Kung Fu master criminal of all time: Adolf Hitler, aka Kung Führer. Kung Fury travels back in time to Nazi Germany, in order to kill Hitler, avenge his friend, and end the Nazi empire once and for all.
Swedish filmmaker, David Sandberg, opened his production company Laser Unicorns, and focused on writing the script for Kung Fury after many years of directing television commercials and music videos. The film stars Sandberg as Kung Fury, Eleni Young as Barbarianna, Helen Ahlson as Katana, Andrea Cahling as Thor, Steven Chew as Dragon, Leopold Nilsson as Hacker-man, Jorma Taccone as Adolf Hitler, and Per-Henrik Arvidius as Chief McNichols.
David Hasselhoff performed his theme song for the groundbreaking short film, True Survivor, and commented that “The 80s was about fun, action, and heroes. Kung Fury has it all! I’m honored to be involved with David Sandberg, an up-and-coming force of nature in the animation digital entertainment world. The song is perfect for me as I really am, in real life, a True Survivor.”
Film theme song “TRUE SURVIVOR”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTidn2dBYbY
The filmmakers will soon be going into production to launch a full-length version of the film. After an opportunity to view the short, I definitely will want to watch the feature – a real throwback! It is a combination of so many things and films, I can’t reveal it all!
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