Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Adapt Classic Western Martial Arts TV Series 'Kung Fu'
A movie version of 1970s TV show "Kung Fu" is underway. Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rogue!", "The Great Gatsby") is in negotiation to adapt the classic western martial arts show that originally starred David Carradine for Legendary Pictures.
No other details are available, but the current screenplay is written by "Black Swan" scribe John J. McLaughlin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, if Luhrmann finalizes the deal, he will have to do a rewrite first before proceeding with the project.
The original series followed a Shaolin monk named Caine who came to the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts in search of his half brother. It ran on ABC for more than 60 episodes and gained cult following.
Rumor has it, the current script for the movie version switches the action to China and finds Caine in search of his father. At one point, he ends up in a prison where he must fight for survival.
- Britney Spears and Tinashe Share Photo From 'Slumber Party' Video Shoot
- Jennifer Lawrence Has Competition! Scarlett Johansson Develops a Zelda Fitzgerald Rival Project
- 'The Punisher' Announces 5 More New Cast Members
- Kristen Stewart Reunites With 'Twilight' Co-Stars at Women in Hollywood Awards
- Len Wiseman Files for Divorce From Kate Beckinsale
- Lady GaGa to Perform at 2016 American Music Awards
- Gilmore Girls at Major Crossroads in 'A Year in the Life' First Trailer
- Justin Timberlake Votes Early and Lands in Trouble for Taking Ballot Selfie