Paxton To Direct A Film Version Of “Kung Fu”

“Aliens” and “Big Love” star Bill Paxton is in talks to direct the film version of the classic 1972 TV series “Kung Fu” for Legendary Entertainment reports Deadline.

The original series followed a Shaolin monk (David Carradine) as he wanders the American West. The monk wants peace but usually winds up using his martial arts skills against bad guys.

John McLaughlin will write the script and shooting will kick off next Summer in China. Paxton previously helmed “Frailty” and “The Greatest Game Ever Played”.