There was quite a little bit of confusion surrounding the 2010 reboot of the hit movie The Karate Kid, as it turned out that there was actually no real karate in the film, which instead chose to go for kung fu. Nevertheless, The Karate Kid proved to be a successful movie managing to gross an impressive $343m worldwide, which instantly led to talk of there being a sequel.
However, it has now been four years since The Karate Kid hit the big screen and while there has been the occasional murmur about the project, we are still waiting for The Karate Kid 2 to go into production. Well it now looks like are wait could be over, as The Karate Kid 2 looks closer than ever to become a reality with Sahara director Breck Eisner signing on to helm the movie.
The screenplay for The Karate Kid 2 has been in the works for sometime and has had input from Zak Penn, Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris along the way. The two main stars of the first movie will return for The Karate Kid 2, with Jaden Smith reprising his role as Dre Parker, while Jackie Chan is back as Mr. Han. Meanwhile, Jaden's dad Will Smith will be on board to produce the film.
There is no word yet on when production will begin on The Karate Kid 2 or when the film will finally hit the big screen but, now that Breck Eisner is on board to direct, it will surely be sooner rather than later. It will be interesting to see how similar The Karate Kid 2 is to the 1986 movie The Karate Kid Part II considering the remake was similar to the original in many ways.
Are you looking forward to seeing The Karate Kid 2?