David Carradine and Daryl Hannah will reunite for the first time since their roles in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films in Kung Fu Killer, a two-part original movie miniseries coming to Spike TV in August.
Set in late 1920s in China, before Communist rule, Kung Fu Killer tells the story of White Crane (Carradine), an orphaned son of Western missionaries who was raised as a Wudang monk to become a spiritual leader and master in martial arts, and his ultimate journey for revenge and justice, network officials said.
Kung Fu Killer was shot entirely on location in China at the Zhejiang Heng Dian World Studios and the towns of Fong Yang and Heng Dian. The miniseries marked the first time a production of this scale was produced by a Western production company utilizing an almost exclusively Chinese crew. The two-part miniseries also features Hannah’s singing debut as she sings such period standards as "You Made Me Love You" and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," along with others done with a period-authentic jazz mixed with torch-song style arrangements.
The miniseries, which will be broadcast in high definition, is part of Spike TV's "Spike Guy Movies" umbrella of original movies. Since its launch in January 2008, Spike TV's original "Spike Guy Movies" average nearly 1.5 million viewers each month.
Kung Fu Killer is a production from RHI Entertainment. Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr. serve as executive producers. Shan Tam, Matthew O'Connor and Michael O'Connor are producers. Philip Spink is director. Jacqueline Feather and David Seidler are writers, and the teleplay is by John Mandel. Bill McGoldrick is vice president of development for Spike TV.