Bill Paxton in Talks to Direct Big Screen Adpatation of 'Kung Fu' Series
After helming a couple decent films like Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played, two very different stories, now actor Bill Paxton is returning to the director's chair with a surprising project. Deadline has word that the actor, who has much more free time since completing his turn on the HBO's "Big Love" is now in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of the favorite 70's drama series Kung Fu which originally starred the late David Carradine. Legendary East, the Hong Kong arm of the same company behind Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, is behind the new project which plans to shoot in China next summer. Read on!
The original series (at least the first season) followed Carradine as Caine, a stoic Shaolin monk forced to flee China after killing the royal family member who slew his Master. The wandering hero roams the west in search of his long-lost brother, while eluding American and Imperial bounty hunters, and imparting his ancient wisdom on those he encounters and is compelled to aid. Is the time now for "Grasshopper" to learn life lessons on the big screen in an attempt to bring one of the most iconic kung fu series to cinemas and will new audiences understand its majesty? We can only answer that with some old Kung Fu wisdom, "When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding." Am I right? Any fans excited?