David Leitch Talks Kung Fu with Donnie Yen, Hints at IMAX Possibility
David Leitch Talks Kung Fu with Donnie Yen, Hints at IMAX Possibility

According to filmmaker David Leitch, the shooting of Kung Fu is about to begin.

While speaking to Steve Weintraub at the SXSW film festival, director and producer Leitch expressed relief that “we’re making a Donnie Yen-led kung fu movie.” At the same time, the film Fall Guy, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, was promoted.

In an interview with Collider, he stated, “I’m passionate about both those things. And you know, kung fu and martial arts are a huge part of my life, and they have been since I was a kid. I’m a huge fan of Donnie and his work and his films.

He added, And so the potential of that is really, really interesting. We’re in the development phase with Donnie, and it’s fascinating.

He continued, saying, “It feels like there is big international franchise potential with Donnie as Caine. So, I’m excited about it, but again, it’s in development, and we’re making it happen.”

However, David Leitch is in every sight and continues to make a name for himself in action cinema.

After some hit films, including John Wick, Deadpool 2, and Bullet Train, which starred Ryan Gosling (Barbie), and the upcoming film The Fall Guy, he is gaining popularity in the industry.

As the film Kung Fu is set to begin location shooting, its title has also not been revealed, and there are no additional details regarding the cast or who will write the script.

Kung Fu is also expected to feature some of the jaw-dropping action sequences we’ve come to associate with Leitch’s work.

Still, another possibility is that fans will be able to experience these scenes in larger-than-life IMAX 70mm.

Editor-in-Chief Steve Weintraub asked if that was a possibility; Leitch said:

“Well, you nailed it with Kung Fu because the palate of that world and, you remember, that it’s the epic landscapes and the things that lend themselves to IMAX are all sort of embedded in the world of Kung Fu from the original. And so that’s something that’s been percolating in our heads.

He added: I’m not gonna commit to the IMAX cameras just yet, but it would be an honor always to use them because the format is impressive, and 70 millimeters is impressive. Haven’t had that opportunity yet.”


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