Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan back for ‘Karate Kid 2’

the_karate_kidDespite Gen X-ers crying foul at the 2010 reboot of The Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, the film was a box office hit grossing more than $350 million worldwide. Of course a sequel would be in cards.

Sony, who already locked in Jaden and Jackie, has finally found its director for the film in Breck Eisner, who directed 2010’s The Crazies. We’re not sure of a target date for the film’s release or what the plot would be this time around, but can we hope that it has something to do with that handheld pellet drum, the den-den daiko?

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Quibian Salazar-Moreno is co-founder of The Hollywood Shuffle. He's an experienced entertainment journalist based in Los Angeles, by way of Denver, Colorado.