In the early 1970s, a TV series called Kung Fu followed a Shaolin monk as he journeyed across the American Old West in search of his half-brother. The classic show is now making a move toward the big screen and Deadline reports that Bill Paxton is in talks to direct. In Kung Fu, the late David Carradine played the original Kwai Chang Caine, a Chinese-American orphan brought up in a Shaolin monastery. There is no word yet as to who will take over the role for the film adaptation.
Paxton has previously directed feature films Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played. Kung Fu will be written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan) and will shoot partially in China next summer under Legendary Pictures. Hit the jump to get familiar with the Kung Fu TV series.