Sony’s new Karate Kid challenge, which is an obvious separate entity from the favored sequence Cobra Kai, simply received a little bit of fascinating casting. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Daniel Larusso himself, Ralph Macchio, might be becoming a member of Jackie Chan for the brand new, as of but untitled, addition to the franchise. Earlier, it was reported that Sony had made room of their schedule for a brand new Karate Kid movie that wasn’t meant to be a straight-up sequel to the unique 1984 movie nor a continuation of the Netflix present with all of the legacy characters. Then it was revealed that Chan can be reprising his Mr. Han function from the 2010 remake. The inclusion of Macchio seems to be to be an try to merge the 2 worlds.
Additionally, Sony has additionally introduced that there might be a worldwide search to seek out the brand new karate child to star of their movie as the coed. The two have launched a video of the worldwide casting launch.
Sony has additionally revealed some new particulars on the untitled Karate Kid movie. Firstly, the movie might be directed by Jonathan Entwistle from the screenplay written by Rob Lieber. Karen Rosenfelt is on board as a producer. Entwistle is thought for his teen tv dramas, I’m Not Okay with This and The End of the F***ing World. The screenwriter’s credit embody movies comparable to Sony’s Peter Rabbit and Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. The movie is aiming to hit a begin to manufacturing within the spring.
The plot hasn’t had an official announcement. However, it was rumored by business insider Daniel Richtman that the story was beforehand stated to be “a few Chinese 16-year-old who studied at Jackie Chan’s [Kung Fu studio] in China. His household strikes to Brooklyn. He falls for a lady whose dad is a 35-year-old washed-up boxer who runs a pizza place. The child trains the woman’s dad for a comeback.” Now that the studio has launched a worldwide casting seek for the coed, both the rumor would show to be unfaithful, or the script was maybe rewritten to have wiggle room for a child of any nationality.
The movie is slated to be launched on December 13, 2024.