I know there are a lot of people out there who love the original Karate Kid films as do I but I found the remake a cracking film that was its own identity and I love it. So now news reaches us that a sequel is on the way.
The remake of the Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith was a more emotional and culturally invested film that the originals so the news that a sequel is coming is great because I for one want to see where this will. If it follows the originals (in reverse) I would imagine that this time they visit America. Also I have a lot of faith in writer Zak Penn who is writing the script.
Columbia Pictures has tapped “The Incredible Hulk” scribe Zak Penn to rewrite its untitled sequel to 2010’s surprise hit “The Karate Kid.”
Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris were hired to write a sequel just weeks after director Harald Zwart’s “Karate Kid” reboot took in $55.6 million domestically over its opening weekend. China-set pic went on to gross $359 million worldwide.
While plot details remain under wraps, original stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan are expected to reprise their roles, though no deals are currently in place.
Overbrook Entertainment principals Will Smith, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith will produce with Jerry Weintraub, while Sony exec DeVon Franklin will oversee the project for the studio.
Penn knows his way around fight scenes, having written the superhero pics “Elektra,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Incredible Hulk.” He also co-created the Syfy series “Alphas” and wrote, directed and produced the improvisational poker comedy “The Grand.” Scribe most recently worked on a “Dirty Dozen” remake, as well as an original take on the classic “Argonauts” tale for 20th Century Fox.
GS Reporter: Montoya