UPDATE: Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen (John Wick: Chapter 4, Sakra) is set to star in 87North and Universal Pictures’ Kung Fu feature film. Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, and Guy Danella will produce via 87North along with Stephen L’Hereaux. Ed Spielman, creator of the original Kung Fu television series, will executive produce from a script by Stephen Chin.

“Donnie Yen is both an immensely talented actor and an action film legend, and it is a privilege to have a true martial arts master leading this global film. With Donnie in place as our leading man, it will be a thrill to collaborate with him, our creative partners, and Universal in reimagining this beloved story for the big screen,” said Leitch.

SOURCE: Deadline

Not to be confused with the female-led reboot on the CW, a feature length remake of Kung Fu is also in the works from Universal Pictures.

John Wick co-director David Leitch (Hobbs & Shaw) is eyeing to helm the remake of the 1971 classic TV show which follows “David Carradine as a master martial artist who fled China after his master was murdered. He wandered the Old West helping the downtrodden and weathering rampant racism while eluding assassins trying to kill him.”

Leitch will also produce alongside Kelly McCormick through their Universal-based 87North Productions along with Stephen L’Hereaux and his Solipsist Film banner. Original creator of the television series, Ed Spielman, will executive produce.

Stay tuned.

SOURCE: Deadline



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