Breck Eisner Set to Direct The Karate Kid 2

April 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Film, Recent News


Sony Pictures has locked The Crazies director Breck Eisner to helm Karate Kid 2, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. The studio most recently tapped screenwriter Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand) to rewrite the screenplay. Writers Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff (Kung Fu Panda) previously worked on the first drafts. 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.

The Karate Kid 2 movie poster
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
  • Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Sequel
  • Director: Breck Eisner
  • Screenwriter: Zak Penn
  • Official Website: KarateKid-TheMovie.com
  • Starring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Unknown

Plot Summary

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.

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