“He’s a kung-fu renegade cop. Now, he must defeat the most evil kung-fu master in the world: Adolf Hitler, aka Kung Führer.”
That, in a nutshell, is Kung Fury, a proposed short action movie currently seeking $200,000 in funding on Kickstarter. An homage to the ’80s, its nostalgia-driven trailer features everything from skateboard-toting punks to an NES Power Glove. With a plot involving time travel, dinosaurs, Norse gods, and Nazis, the film relies on green screen magic for almost every scene. Most of the raw footage has already been shot, but it’s the reliance on special effects work that requires additional funding to help wrap up the project.
“Apart from creating all the environments digitally, there’s a lot of CG animated characters such as dinosaurs and robots that requires talented people and lots of time,” David Sandberg, the project’s writer, director, and star, explains. The project’s Kickstarter page notes the money will go towards hiring a team of seven visual effects artists for half a year.
Should Sandberg and his partners reach the $200,000 goal, they’ll be releasing Kung Fury as a free 30-minute movie through the internet. Should the campaign take off and reach $1 million, they’ll attempt to find a distributor and rework the movie into a full-length feature film.
You can find out more about the project and its creators over at the Kung Fury Kickstarter