Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have hired Max Makowski (One Last Dance, Taboo) to direct the big screen Kung Fu adaptation.
Allen and Albert Hughes were previously attached to helm the film, based on the 1970s classic TV series that starred David Carradine.
Cory Goodman rewrote a script by Howard Friedlander — a writer on the original series — and Ed Spielman, the series’ creator who is executive producing the film.
A new casting call has gone out looking for the lead role, which is described as: “Male, 20-35. A handsome mix of East (Chinese/Asian) meets West (American). A man with the emotional capacity of a young Clint Eastwood. Charismatic and charming, Caine was raised by Shaolin monks after his mother’s murder and became a highly skilled fighter. In addition to being a strong actor with the right look, the actor for this role should be athletic and although not required, some martial arts training, gymnastics or ballet are a plus.”
The production is eyeing a March 8 start in China.