Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan Return for ‘Karate Kid 2’

‘The Crazies’ director Breck Eisner is behind this sequel to the 2010 reboot, which grossed over $340 million worldwide.
The Crazies director Breck Eisner is behind this sequel to the 2010 reboot, which grossed over $340 million worldwide.

Breck Eisner (The Crazies) has signed on to direct Sony's upcoming sequel The Karate Kid 2, which has Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan attached to reprise their roles from the 2010 reboot The Karate Kid.

We reported in August 2010 that writers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (Kung Fu Panda, Robin Hood) came aboard to write the script, with Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand) signing on for a rewrite in February 2012. No story details have been released at this time.

Harald Zwart directed The Karate Kid reboot, which followed a young man (Jaden Smith) who moves with his mother (Taraji P. Henson) from Detroit to China, where he is taught kung fu by an eccentric martial arts master (Jackie Chan). The film earned $343 million worldwide during its theatrical run.

Breck Eisner is also attached to a number of projects in development, including Flash Gordon, The Last Witch Hunter, Stretch Armstrong and Blood of the Innocent.

The Karate Kid 2 is in development and stars Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. ejk1

    @knightmare90#4 seems like cruel and unusual punishment to viewers...

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  2. Nick C.

    @ejk1 I hear they're already planning #3 where jaden opens up a bonsai tree shop with Jackie, and #4 where Will Smith will have his daughter cast in the lead, also to be trained by Jackie Chan, and she will whip her "hair back and forth"

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  3. ejk1

    @knightmare90 Jaden will also meet a girl, and be the man who will fight for her honor...

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  4. justinishulk


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  5. Nick C.


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  6. Nick C.

    @ejk1 whike there, Jaden will break multiple slabs of ice, and, *spoilers*, the end sequence involves pellet drums

    12 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  7. A7sus4

    I really didn't hate the first one as much as people led me to believe I would so I'll probably check this out.

    12 months agoby @a7sus4Flag

  8. ObiWanShinobi

    Liked the first one so I'm down for this.

    12 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  9. gumperman

    Okay. They should title this sequel The Kung Fu Kid, like the first one should have been titled. I liked the first one, so I hope this is good and I hope they bring Horner back for the score.

    12 months agoby @gumpermanFlag

  10. cvnt$top


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  11. Brizzy

    Good! Liked the first one :)

    12 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  12. ejk1

    Are they going to Jackie Chan's home village, where they confront his long time rival, and face down a storm?

    12 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. The Real Goku

    Not a fan of Breck Eisners work. But I'm glad this sequel is FINALLY happening.

    12 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  14. WongFu

    I actually liked the first, but a sequel is not needed.

    12 months agoby @instead8909Flag

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