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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

"Deadpool" Director Takes On "Kung Fu"



In anticipation of Marvel Studios upcoming martial arts, supernatural feature "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", Universal Pictures recently optioned rights to the 1972 TV series "Kung Fu" for a potential movie franchise, to be directed by David Leitch ("Deadpool 2"):


"...a martial artist flees China after his master is murdered. He wanders a big US city helping the downtrodden and weathering rampant racism while eluding assassins trying to kill him. A peaceful man until he is provoked..."



The original "Kung Fu" series was created by Ed Spielman, Jerry Thorpe and Herman Miller, from an idea by Bruce Lee, set in the Old West, airing three seasons starring David Carradine as 'Kwai Chang Caine'...


...followed by "Kung Fu: The Movie" (1986), plus TV series "Kung Fu: The Next Generation" (1987) and "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" (1993).


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Kung Fu"...