Basic video game graphics, power anthems and the Hoff's infamous perm all show up within this 4-minute short film, 'King Fury.'
This Kickstarter-funded short film pays tribute to the 'off-the-wall' 1980s action movies. Nothing is more synonymous with the 80s than David Hasselhoff, so who else would perform the keytar-heavy theme song, "True Survivor?"
According to The Daily Beast, "Writer/director David Sandberg describes Kung Fury as “an 80s action comedy about a super kung-fu cop in Miami in the 1980s, who decides to travel back in time in order to kill Adolf Hitler.” Using scenes of The 'Hoff leaning back on a Lamborghini Countach, as well as scenes from Kung Fury—probably the only movie you'll see this year with dinosaurs, street gangs and Nazis—the “True Survivor” video is going to be the most batshit four minutes of your day."
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. The company's mission is to bring projects to life and the excitement around 'Kung Fury' did just that. Sanford's goal was to raise $200,000 for this project and ended up raising over $600,000.
Those who donated to the campaign were able to snag some pretty cool keepsakes. Donations ranged from $1-10,000. Donating $5 bucks got you access to the production diary as well as tips, techniques and tutorials on how to create certain visual effects (plus a digital copy of the official Kung Fury Theme).
As of February 2015 over 7,300 projects have been launched on Kickstarter.