By: John M Jerva John Wick co-creator David Leitch is one of the hottest action directors working today and it seems that the man is attached to a new project […]
By: John M Jerva
John Wick co-creator David Leitch is one of the hottest action directors working today and it seems that the man is attached to a new project every other day. Leitch, who recently helmed the Fast And Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, is now circling a live action remake of the classic martial arts series Kung Fu which starred the late David Carradine. The original series aired in 1972.
According to Collider who broke the news, Leitch will tackle the new series which will take place in the present day. Collider does say that a writer will be named soon but no other plot details or casting or crew news was announced. Leitch will produce the new series along with Kelly McCormick via their 87North Production Banner. Original series creator Ed Spielman will serve as executive producer on the show.
Coincidentally, it was announced that The CW is also making a Kung Fu remake which will involve a female star. Arrowverse creator Greg Berlanti is set to executive produce that version.
The original series ran from 1972 to 1975 and starred Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine. The original premise saw Caine searching for a peaceful life in 1885 Sacramento, Calif., Caine is stalked by opium traders and a vengeful Manchu lord. Carradine also reprised the role in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues which aired for four seasons in 1994 and also starred Chris Potter as his son Peter. There was also Kung Fu The Movie which had Carradine starring opposite the late, great Brandon Lee.
Once more info drops on the project, expect to see it here so keep it locked and loaded right here!
Source: Collider- https://collider.com/david-leitch-kung-fu-remake-david-carradine/