Filmmaker David Leitch working on 'Kung Fu' adaptation for Universal

Los Angeles, Jan 23 (PTI) 'Hobbs & Shaw' helmer David Leitch will be tackling Universal's adaptation of 1970s martial arts Western TV show 'Kung Fu'.

The show, which ran for three seasons across from 1972 to 1975, featured the late David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West, armed only with his spiritual training and martial arts skills.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the big screen adaptation will be produced by Leitch in collaboration with his 87North Productions partner Kelly McCormick and Stephen L'Hereaux.

Ed Spielman, who co-created the original show, is attached to executive produce. PTI RB RDS RDS