British band THE VAMPS have been chosen to record a brand new version of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ for Kung Fu Panda 3. Their 21st century interpretation of the iconic tune, inspired by the kung fu moves of Po and his gang in the film, will be heard over the end credits of the much-anticipated animation.
THE VAMPS, who released their second album ‘Wake Up’ last month, have also shot a new video to accompany the song, which will be released globally in January 2016.
THE VAMPS said: ‘As huge fans of Kung Fu Panda, we couldn’t be more excited to be part of Kung Fu Panda 3! It’s amazing that our own version of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ will be heard everywhere around the world and it was an honour to be asked to put our spin on such an iconic song. Shooting the video was so much fun and we can’t wait for everyone to see it!’
Kung Fu Panda 3 is set to be the biggest comedy adventure yet from one of the most successful animated franchises in the world, and will be released across cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 11 March 2016.
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible – learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
In the first clip for the film called “Panda Village“, Po and his long lost Father Li stumble across a whole community of Pandas!
Reprising their roles are Jack Black as Po, Dustin Hoffman as Shifu, Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Seth Rogen as Mantis, Lucy Liu as Viper, David Cross as Crane, James Hong as Mr. Ping, and Randall Duk Kim as Oogway. Joining them is an all-star voice cast, including four-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston as Li, Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winner J.K. Simmons as Kai, and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award® nominee Kate Hudson as Mei Mei.
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, Kung Fu Panda 3 releases in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 11 March 2016.