After spending a few years in a successful bout on HBO's "Big Love", Bill Paxton is preparing to jump back into the realm of directing feature films. And Deadline reports his return to the director's chair may be the long-awaited reboot of the Kung Fu franchise.
The trade reports that Paxton is in talks to helm an adaptation of the '70s TV hero that starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk traveling across America's old west in search of his half-brother, Danny Caine.
Legendary Pictures is overseeing the production which is expected to begin in China in the summer of 2012. Previous directing credits from Paxton include Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played.