Above is the hugely anitcipated short film Kung Fury in all it’s intended glory.
Back in the winter of 2013 the makers of this short produced a trailer to drum up support for their crowdfunding appeal so they could finish the feature. The campaign was launched and went viral receiving the support of 17,000 people who together gave more than $630,000 towards the project.
The plot of the short rattles along like so:
Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.
Stuff which what we found interestin’.
Last Year is a clever horror game where you can play as the slasher or the survivor – (Kickstarter)
A mind melting Delta Force take on the POW/MIA government cover-up – (Mysterious Universe)
Slow motion video of a fly being zapped by an electric zapper – (Laughing Squid)
Movie website Sequels Prequels have concerns about the Jurassic World trailer – (Sequels Prequels)
Here’s a list of all the new sci-fi, fantasy and horror TV shows coming your way in 2015 – (Den Of Geek)
All of this year’s insane Black Friday punch-ups and scuffles – (Uproxx)
A professor who assisted in the Michael Brown autopsy in Ferguson has been exposed as a ‘fraud’ – (Boing Boing)
Stealthy Giant has a clever Die Hard tribute t-shirt available now – (Stealthy Giant)
One of the most disappointing stories of last year was the official announcement that the CG movie adaptation of Eric Powell’s comic book series The Goon would never see the light of day, due to a lack of funding.
The film had a trailer back in July 2010, (see below), which had Paul Giamatti voicing the character of Franky and Clancy Brown as The Goon and director David Fincher was on-board as a producer but then the project hit the skids and up until recently it was assumed that the movie had been consigned to development hell. Now it seems there’s hope for the project with the announcement of a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so that the movie can finally be released theatrically. It was also revealed on the Kickstarter page that The Goon has never been in production and that all the work up till now had been produced independently and paid for by the creative team consisting of Fincher, Powell, Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment.
So if you’re a fan of The Goon or would love to see this character brought to life for the big screen then why not donate to their Kickstarter campaign and help the project raise $400,000 to finance a story reel.
If I were to win the lottery tomorrow I’d give them all the money they need.