The one and only Donnie Yen is set to star in “Kung Fu,” a feature film adaptation of the classic 1972 TV series in the works at 87North and Universal Pictures.

David Leitch, Kelly McCormick, Stephen L’Hereaux, and Guy Danella will produce with “Deadpool 2” and “Bullet Train” director Leitch eyeing to potentially direct.

David Carradine starred in the original ABC series as a master martial artist who fled China after his master was murdered.

A peaceful man until provoked, he wandered the Old West helping the downtrodden and dealing with both racism and assassins trying to kill him.

The property was revived as a TV series for The CW in 2021 which was cancelled after three seasons last year.

Stephen Chin (“War Dogs”) wrote the screenplay for the new film version while original “Kung Fu” series creator Ed Spielman will executive produce.

“Rogue One” and “John Wick Chapter 4” star Yen is a global superstar, thus the casting is seen as a big coup on the part of the production team.

Source: Deadline

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