Karate Kid Sequel Gets New Writers
The writers of Kung Fu Panda, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and Bulletproof Monk will write the script for the Karate Kid sequel. Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have been hired by Columbia Pictures to pen the script for the sequel to the highly lucrative first film.
The Karate Kid was a box office smash, grossing $56 million in its opening weekend and earning close to a staggering $300 million worldwide. The film starred Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith and Taraji P. Henson, and cost just $40 million to make. The film was directed by Harald Zwart and produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
As yet there is little known about the plot for the sequel, or the setting. Jaden Smith has a couple of projects currently in development, while father Will is about to start filming Men in Black III, which will feature Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men) and Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, as well as Tommy Lee Jones returning as Agent Kay.