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Bill Paxton in talks to direct Kung Fu feature

11.01.2011
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"What you mean, 'walk the Earth'?

"You know. Like Caine in 'Kung Fu'."

The classic TV series is finally getting a feature film. Bill Paxton is currently in talks to direct KUNG FU, an adaptation of the 1972 series that David Carradine was most famous for... until he starred in KILL BILL and was subsequently killed by ninjas, that is.

The series follows the adventures of a Shaolin monk named Kwai Chang Caine (Carradine) who goes through the American Old West trying to get by on with his spiritual guidance, but mostly by kicking ass.

John McLaughlin (BLACK SWAN) is writing the feature script for Legendary Entertainment (WATCHMEN, SUCKER PUNCH, INCEPTION, etc.), whose involvement means that it will most likely be a huge and stylish film. They're looking to start shooting in China next year, which would be perfect for Paxton since he's just finished up "Big Love". Paxton is best known as an actor, of course (one who makes every film he's in better- see ALIENS and NEAR DARK for proof) but he has directed FRAILTY and THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED.

After FRAILTY I really thought Paxton would take off as a director. It's a massively under-appreciated film, and he obiously has a knack for it. KUNG FU could definitely be a great project for the man.

Source: Deadline

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2:56AM on 11/03/2011
I don't think Diesel is right for the role. I like him as an actor, but he seems too much like a bull dog to me. You need someone who is more graceful. Like the fact that Paxton is directing this though!
I don't think Diesel is right for the role. I like him as an actor, but he seems too much like a bull dog to me. You need someone who is more graceful. Like the fact that Paxton is directing this though!
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2:10PM on 11/02/2011
@ violentcop5 Paxton my fave actor, too...i am liking the sound of this project.
@ violentcop5 Paxton my fave actor, too...i am liking the sound of this project.
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12:48AM on 11/02/2011

whose bald head?

now we just need to find a bald american. Vin Deisel? A re-animated Bruce Lee? Timothy Olymphant?
now we just need to find a bald american. Vin Deisel? A re-animated Bruce Lee? Timothy Olymphant?
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5:58PM on 11/01/2011

agree with ya 100 per cent

Frality was a sharp little gem that was unfortunatly overlooked, Paxton's my favorite actor and can easily prove himself to the mainstream that he's a badass director with a project like this.
Frality was a sharp little gem that was unfortunatly overlooked, Paxton's my favorite actor and can easily prove himself to the mainstream that he's a badass director with a project like this.
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