Thursday, November 7, 2013

KUNG FU Gets A Reboot With Director Bill Paxton

In a recent interview with Larry King, actor Bill Paxton has confirmed he will be directing a theatrical martial arts western reboot of the classic television series for Legendary East, the Asian branch of film production company, Legendary. The news comes just two years right after Deadline announced plans for Paxton to direct the film in October of 2011.

Kung Fu initially ran as an ABC tv series preceded by the function-length film. The series ran from 1972 by way of 1975, and was revived eighteen years later in the kind of a spin-off titled Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. All three installations starred actor David Carradine as Kwai Chang Kaine, a shaolin monk whose story is told in the initial series as he ventured from his property in the temple via the old West in search of his brother. The Legend Continues brought back Carradine reprising his function opposite actor Chris Potter who played his detective son in the course of the show's 4 year run.

Right after serving in the army, regardless of no formal coaching till soon after Kung Fu ended in 1975, David Carradine has lengthy because been an in depth cult icon in film and tv. In addition to getting a musician, he also served as a multifaceted filmmaker, as properly as a spokesperson for Tai Chi instructional videos and genuine swords more than the years. Some of Carradine's most notable function consists of the 1975 cult classic, Death Race 2000, his quadrual performance in the 1978 rendition of Bruce Lee's "The Silent Flute" which sooner or later became Circle Of Iron, the 1983 classic action film, Lone Wolf McQuade, the modern 2-volume homage to retro Shaw Brothers kung fu cinema, Kill Bill, and the 2008 rawnchy prison action comedy, Large Stan.

Carradine passed away in Bangkok, Thailand on June three, 2009 at the age of 72.

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KUNG FU Gets A Reboot With Director Bill Paxton
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