Bill Paxton Eyes Kung Fu

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Long planned for a move to the big screen, the 1970’s television series Kung Fu may finally be getting a feature adaptation. Deadline reports that Bill Paxton is currently in talks to helm the project and that a shoot is planned for summer of 2012.

The original show ran from 1972 to 1975 and starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk traveling across America’s old west in search of his half-brother, Danny Caine. A spinoff show launched in 1993 and ran for four seasons, also featuring Carradine in the lead.

Legendary Pictures is developing the project and production is expected to take place in China.

Paxton, though best known as an actor, directed the features Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played.

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