In mid-April, the highly anticipated 80’s action-inspired film Kung Fury released its new single “True Survivor.” VEVO sat down with global superstar, 80’s icon, and star of “True Survivor,” David Hasselhoff to break down the viral video – watch the behind the scenes below!
As one of the biggest Kickstarter projects of all time, the crowd-funding sensation just became even hotter by locking down what can only be described as the ultimate feature:
“The 80s was about fun, action, and heroes,” says David Hasselhoff. “Kung Fury has it all! I’m honored to be involved with [director] David Sandberg, an up-and-coming force of nature in the animation digital entertainment world. The song is perfect for me as I really am, in real life, a True Survivor.”
Kung Fury is the brain child of David Sandberg, who left his job in pursuit of producing the best 80’s style action movie of all time. The stylistic trailer reached over 8.5 million views and its retro touch connected with over 18,000 Kickstarters, raising $630,000 while surpassing their goal several times over and making Kung Fury the second biggest Kickstarter film of all time outside of the U.S. Once a dream of David’s, Kung Fury is now moving fast towards completion and becoming a reality.
Releasing the song and accompanying video now is a nod of gratitude towards the crowd-funding community that had invested in Kung Fury, giving them a small token of appreciation while the 30 minute short film goes through its final production stages. With David Hasselhoff lending his unmistakable vocals to “True Survivor,” Kung Fury is giving the 80’s style film fans a reason to celebrate while introducing a classic style of action-film to a new generation of film lovers.
The Kung Fury original soundtrack is scheduled for release on May 28th, same day as the movie Kung Fury premieres on YouTube.