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Outside of references in Pulp Fiction and Office Space, most people probably haven't heard of the classic 70's TV series Kung Fu, which starred the late David Carradine. Deadline reports that Bill Paxton has officially begun talks to helm a big-screen adaptation of the series. The series focused a Shaolin monk named Kwai Chang Caine who helped (and fought) others while on a quest to find his half-brother. The series ran from 1972-75, received a TV movie adaptation in the mid-‘80s and spawned a second series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues in the mid-‘90s following an hour-long TV special Kung Fu: the Next Generation. No word on what the plot will be for this big-screen version, although we're sure Caine will look to, as Pulp Fiction's Jules put it,...
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Even though the bulk of my Kung Fu knowledge comes from Jules in Pulp Fiction and Peter in Office Space, I still know this is big news. Bill Paxton, star of such films as Twister, Aliens and Titanic and the director Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played, is in talks to direct a feature film based on classic 1972 TV show which starred David Carradine. John McLaughlin (Black Swan) will pen the screenplay. More after the jump. Kung Fu is being developed by Legendary East , who is also producing Ed Zwick's The Great Wall. The company is a fairly new off-shoot of the popular Legendary Pictures, which produces such massive hits as The Dark Knight and The Hangover. They hope to have the project ready to film in China during Summer 2012. Deadline  first broke the news of Paxton's involvement and Variety  revealed the screenwriter. The show itself was about »
- Germain Lussier
2 items from 2011
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