Director Breck Eisner Exits The Karate Kid 2, New Writers Onboard
The Crazies director Breck Eisner has exited Sony Pictures’ The Karate Kid 2 due to scheduling conflicts, reports Deadline.com. The studio has also brought aboard screenwriters Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer to rewrite the script previously drafted by Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff (Kung Fu Panda). Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith are expected to reprise their roles for the sequel. The 2010 remake centered on a 12-year-old boy (Smith) who moves to China with his single mother. There he becomes enemies with the class bully and seeks help from a reclusive maintenance man (Chan) who teaches him to fight using kung fu.
Release Date: TBA
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Sequel
Screenwriter: Jeremiah Friedman, Nick Palmer
Cast: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Official Website: KarateKid-TheMovie.com
The sequel to Sony’s 2010 “The Karate Kid” remake about a 12-year-old boy (Jaden Smith) who moves to China with his single mother (Taraji P. Henson). There he becomes enemies with the class bully and seeks help from a reclusive maintenance man (Jackie Chan) who teaches him to fight using kung fu. The sequel could move from China to the U.S.. Will Smith is producing with his Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz.