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Director Breck Eisner Will Mentor The Karate Kid 2

Source: Deadline
April 7, 2014

Undaunted by the poor showing for last year's sci-fi flick After Earth, co-starring Will and Jaden Smith, Sony Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to Jaden's earlier breakout film, the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid, co-starring Jackie Chan, with director Breck Eisner named to helm it.

The original movie, directed by Harald Zwart, modernized the beloved 1984 classic starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita, and opened big with $55.6 million in June 2011, before going on to gross $359 million worldwide.

Eisner previously directed the horror remake The Crazies and Matthew McConaughey's Sahara and had been attached to a number of other projects, including a remake of The Creature From the Black Lagoon (which he dropped out of in 2009) and Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter, which may be looking for another director if Sony wants to move forward quickly with The Karate Kid 2.

No word on where the screenplay is at for the sequel nor when they might start production or release the movie, although having a director in place should definitely get the project moving forward.





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