If you can send a band on tour, help release their record, music video or even raise enough to kickstart a cookery show- then why the heck not a full celluloid movie? That’s the premise we hold with a torch to you as we introduce to you the most ambitious, and in our minds worthwhile, crowd sourcing project the world has as yet seen. Swedish Filmmaker David Sandberg released a two-minuter kitschy trailer of his upcoming movie “Kung Fury,” a 1980s style tribute cop saga about the fictitious assassination of Adolf Hitler to exact the revenge of the death of martial arts master Kung Fury at Hitler’s hands. Here’s the plot summary, according to the movie’s website:
“During an unfortunate series of events a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time; Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time, to Nazi Germany, in order to kill Hitler and end the Nazi empire once and for all. Kung Fury is a visually spectacular action comedy that has it’s foundation in 1980s cop movies.”
Sandberg’s kitsch overdose action comedy’s pledge is to make one million US dollars to see begin production. The movie has been shot with actors against a green screen and Sandberg is requesting the financial injection to add a CJI-style realty to “Kung Fury.” ”The movie takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop.” So far the movie has already collected US $ 415,912 at the time we published this. Controversial download website The Pirate Bay is also supporting the cause, by promoting the movie and it’s cause on their homepage.
As Sandberg is relying on the emotional equity of fans of 1980s style action comedy and a love for independent cinema, he explains, “When I started this project over a year ago I was driven by a strong will, love for the 1980s and action movies to create a unique movie that the world has never seen, which has taken to a finished trailer and enough material to create a 30 minute long film. This with help of friends and giddy days. This movie has been made on a very limited budget. At the beginning of this project I took $5000 of my own money and just started shooting whenever I and my friends had time.”
You can pledge your dollars, rupees and support to “Kung Fury” here. Here’s the brill trailer: