Or at least might direct it. Bill Paxton, fresh off of his stint in HBO’s Big Love, is in talks to direct the screen adaptation of the 1972 TV series.
Kung Fu was ridiculous in the 70’s, and probably will still be ridiculous now. However, there’s no denying that David Carradine, as the Shaolin monk who wandered the American West, won hearts as he kicked booty. This was coming. We all knew it.
Paxton has done some solid work in the past, with films such as Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played under his belt. He’s definitely good and ready for a project like this, something that will be watched with the careful scrutiny of those who don’t want to see something they love screwed up.
John McLaughlin (actor, Touching Home) will write the script. Legendary Entertainment will foot the bill and deal with distribution. No word on cast or other crew yet. More as this develops.