Michael Fassbender to fight Hitler in Kung Fury movie

  • 13/02/2018

Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender will star in a feature-length version of Kung Fury, the cult comedy short that pays homage to '80s action cinema.

The X-Men: First Class star will play the leader of the Thundercops, time-travelling law enforcers who have to fight the evil Kung Fuhrer (Adolf Hitler).

The original 31-minute Kung Fury movie was released online in 2015, after hauling in US$630,019 through a Kickstarter campaign.

David Hasselhoff, who had a cameo performance in the original and sang its theme song, will also appear in the feature.

"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," reads the feature's synopsis, via the Hollywood Reporter.

"Kung Fury must travel through space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy and defeat evil, once and for all."

It's not the first time Fassbender has starred in a movie that features Hitler - he also featured in 2009's Inglourious Basterds, in which the Nazi leader was played by Martin Wuttke.