Arnold Schwarzzenegger and Michael Fassbender are teaming up for Kung Fury

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender. Facebook

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender. Facebook

David Hasselhoff, made famous with his long-running stints in TV series Knight Rider and then Baywatch, cameoed in the original short as the AI operator of Kung Fury's sports auto, then sang the theme tune True Survivor and starred in its official music video.

The originalKung Fury is a cheesy and comically OTT homage to "80s martial arts and police action films".

Sandberg has been teasing a sequel to Kung Fury since 2016, but earlier this week, fans were pleasantly surprised by the news that Kung Fury will soon be heading to theaters, in the form of a feature-length adaptation of the original short.

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Schwarzenegger would play a role not found in the original short, that of the United States president, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since its release in 2015, the film has gained a huge cult following and garnered over 40 million views worldwide.

There is now no information regarding Schwarzenegger's role in the film. The consummate 80s action star has signed on to join Fassbender and David Hasselhoff (who returns from a cameo in the short).

Other producers on the films include David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt. Pelle Strandberg is executive producer under Laser Unicorns.

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The film is set in Miami in the 1980s, where the main character, detective Kung Fury, keeps the streets safe and sound until his Thundercop partner Dragon is killed, after which Kung Fury gets extraordinary Kung Fu powers. The Kung Fury movie sees Fury go up against mysterious threats that are aiding Hitler in his quest to conquer the world after he travels through time to the present day.

Filming for Kung Fury will begin this summer, and take place in both Europe and the U.S. As of press time, this whole thing still insanely rules.

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