The Karate Kid remake was a surprise hit on its 2010 release, earning $343 million worldwide. While there was early talk of a sequel, that quietened down after Jaden Smith went off to make After Earth. However now it seems things are moving forward on The Karate Kid 2 once more.
Deadline reports that Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan are attached to reprise their roles in the follow-up, with Breck Eisner (The Crazies) recently signing up to direct the movie.
Back in August 2010, writers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (Kung Fu Panda, Robin Hood) were hired to write the script, with Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand) coming onboard for a rewrite in February 2012.
It’s not known what the sequel will be about. The first film followed a youngster (Smith) who moves with his mother (Taraji P. Henson) from Detroit to China. Having trouble settling in and being bullied by his classmate, he is taught kung fu by an eccentric martial arts master (Chan).