November 2, 2011

Bill Paxton's "Kung Fu" Remake (VIDEO)

Bill Paxton set to fill the shoes of David Carradine? Or should I say the shoes of Bruce Lee? According to the Hollywood grapevine Bill Paxton will be directing a big screen remake of the classic tv show Kung Fu that as the stroy goes was originally planned to star the legendary Bruce Lee, who was reportedly the mastermind of the show, but n the end Hollywood made the safe (meaning racist?) choice and gave David Carradine the lead role. Hopefully Bill Paxton will choose someone like Jet Li or Tony Jaa for the role. Maybe Donnie Yen? Or even Stephen Chow.

Bill Paxton's "Kung Fu" Remake (VIDEO) source

Bill Paxton is in talks to direct Kung Fu, a screen adaptation of the classic 1972 TV series that starred David Carradine. Paxton, who's coming off a run in the HBO series Big Love, gets the job after helming two solid films: Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played. John McLaughlin will write the script. The film's being put together under the Legendary Entertainment banner to shoot partly in China next summer. It is possible that this will come under Legendary East, the Hong Kong-based joint venture that involves Thomas Tull's Legendary, but insiders said that hasn't happened to this point.

Bill Paxton's "Kung Fu" Remake (VIDEO)

Posted at November 2, 2011 8:24 AM