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.
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