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"Kung Fu," "Rockford" Films Move Forward

By Garth Franklin Saturday April 5th 2014 12:11PM

Chuck Hogan has been brought in to rewrite "The Rockford Files" feature for Universal Pictures. Hogan, an author whose work was the basis for Ben Affleck's "The Town," will pen a re-write of the script originally done by David Levien and Brian Koppelman.

Vince Vaughn stars in this film version of the 1970s NBC series that starred James Garner as the down-and-out private eye who lived out of a Malibu motor home and uses his charm to talk his way out of trouble.

Speaking of 1970s TV series getting the cinematic reboot by Universal, the film version of the classic ABC series "Kung Fu" is reportedly looking for a new director to "restructure the project" and update the story to a contemporary setting.

Legendary Pictures has been developing the project which stalled at Warner Brothers. Since Legendary has now moved to Universal, producers are keen to get going on it again.

The original series was set in the Old West and starred David Carradine as a monk traveling across America looking for his father facing all sorts of foes using his martial arts.

Source: Deadline & Tracking Board

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