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'Hobbs & Shaw' Director To Helm 'Kung Fu' Adaptation For a Movie

David Carradine starred in the Kung Fu TV series, which ran on ABC from 1972 to 1975. The show followed Kwai Chang Caine (Carradine), a Shaolin monk who came to the American West in search of his half brother. Kung Fu gained at cult following and injected the phrase "young grasshopper" into the pop culture lexicon via flashbacks to Caine's training as a teenager.

2020-01-21T18:15:00Z

Kung Fu movies and shows are usually associated with the Shaolin phenomenon but there was one show from the 70s that created a rage too and it was called Kung Fu.

David Carradine starred in the Kung Fu TV series, which ran on ABC from 1972 to 1975. The show followed Kwai Chang Caine (Carradine), a Shaolin monk who came to the American West in search of his half brother. Kung Fu gained a cult following and injected the phrase "young grasshopper" into the pop culture lexicon via flashbacks to Caine's training as a teenager.

And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has optioned the 1970s martial arts Western television show and is developing it as a big-screen property with director David Leitch, who is best known for directing Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw.

Kelly McCormick and Leitch are producing Kung Fu via their Universal-based 87North Productions alongside Stephen L’Hereaux. Kung Fu TV creator Ed Spielman will executive produce. Universal executive vice president of production Matt Reilly will oversee for the studio. 

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