Luhrmann May Direct KUNG FU

Would adapt the cult TV series…

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (‘The Great Gatsby, ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ ‘Romeo + Juliet’) has reportedly entered into talks to take the director’s chair for an adaptation of the 1970s TV series ‘Kung Fu.’

Running from 1972-75, the cult series starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who, after avenging his teacher’s death in China, flees to the American West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts in search of his long-lost brother.

Should Luhrmann put pen to paper and commit to the project, he would also re-write the script. According to THR, the current script has the action taking place in China with Caine in search of his father – at one point ending up in a prison where he must fight to survive.