Steven Conrad Writing The Karate Kid


The Hollywood Reporter‘s Risky Biz Blog is reporting that The Pursuit of Happyness screenwriter Steven Conrad is penning The Karate Kid for Columbia Pictures.

Directed by Harald Zwart and starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, the remake is scheduled for a June 11, 2010 release. Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson will play the mother.

Newcomer Chris Murphy was originally hired to write the script of the reboot.

Production will begin next month.