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Baz Luhrmann Might Go From ‘Gatsby’ to Martial Arts Western With ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot

Written by on April 11, 2014 

Never one to fall in line with expectations, Baz Luhrmann‘s films are bold, visual feasts and his involvement with a project will immediately have us buying a ticket, regardless of the material. So, it should be no surprise that his next rumored film is something completely out of the blue. With word exactly a week ago that Universal Pictures and Legendary were putting together the pieces together for a reboot of the 1970’s TV show Kung Fu, it looks like they have a choice for a director.

Although he hasn’t signed on yet, THR reports that The Great Gatsby helmer is circling a re-do of the martial arts Western property that originally starred David Carradine as a Shaolin monk who ventured to America in order to track down his half-brother. Passing down from a variety of writers and directors previously attached (including Bill Paxton at one point), the story would actually be set completely in China and it would find our lead on a search for his father.

With this director attached we’re envisioning something along the lines of The Grandmaster, but even more vibrant, so yes, we’re completely on board. Check out the intro for the television show below as we await more details.

Did you watch the television show? What do you think of Luhrmann possibly directing?


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