‘The Crazies’ director Breck Eisner has exited Sony Pictures’ planned The Karate Kid 2 due to scheduling conflicts. The studio has also brought aboard screenwriters Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer to rewrite the script. Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith are expected to reprise their roles for the sequel.
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
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.