Arnold Schwarzenegger Is POTUS in 'Kung Fury' First Look
Introducing President Schwarzenegger.
In a move that could well aggravate the current White House resident, Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared a picture of himself kicking back in the Oval Office as a cigar-chomping Commander in Chief, the first look from Kung Fury 2, which has recently been shooting in Bulgaria and Germany.
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The feature-length follow-up to David Sandberg's cult 2015 short — a purposefully ludicrous homage to '80s martial arts and police action films that became a crowdfunded sensation, premiered in Cannes and amassed in excess of 40 million views on YouTube — Kung Fury 2 sees the Terminator star and former Governor of California (whose casting was first announced by THR in 2018), joined by Michael Fassbender, David Hasselhoff and Alexandra Shipp in a crackpot story about Kung Fu cops, time-traveling Hitlers, machine gun-wielding Vikings and much more.
Sandberg, the Swedish graphic designer who began the original short as a bedroom VFX project, returns as director, co-writer (alongside Tyler Burton Smith) and the film's Nazi-bashing main star.
"I met David more than 4 years ago, when he showed me his short Kung Fury & I laughed my ass off & told him if he ever made it a feature, I was in," wrote Schwarzenegger, posting on Twitting and Instagram. "Now we are having a great time together shooting the feature."
I met David more than 4 years ago, when he showed me his short “Kung Fury” & I laughed my ass off & told him if he ever made it a feature, I was in. Now we are having a great time together shooting the feature. His vision & persistence inspires me. I hope it inspires all of you. pic.twitter.com/RfjyC3ml9r— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 13, 2019
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