The Karate Kid 2 loses its director, gains new writers

News Simon Brew 26 Jun 2014 - 06:52
The Karate Kid

The Crazies director Breck Eisner drops out of directing the next Karate Kid movie, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith...

Just a month or two after it was revealed that Breck Eisner had landed the job of directing the follow-up to the successful Karate Kid remake, it's now been revealed that he's left the project. Eisner, who last directed the impressive The Crazies, has departed The Karate Kid 2 due to a schedule conflict (possibly with The Last Witch Hunter, which is set to star Vin Diesel). The hunt is on for a new director.

Meanwhile, a new pair of screenwriters have been drafted in. Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer have the job of reworking the previous draft, which was penned by Cyrus Voris, Zak Penn and Ethan Reiff.

Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith are expected to be back for the new Karate Kid movie. No word on a start date yet, though.


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Hands up all those desperate to see yet another Jaden Smith movie.
Thought not!

I can honestly say that is one "actor" who can kill my interest in a movie. Also I thought Jackie Chan retired?

Hoooray, yippee can't wait! (SARCASM)

Will always be to my annoyance that they called it "The Karate Kid" when he is taught Kung-Fu. Why the f*** didn't they just call it The Kung-Fu Kid?

I will slightly defend the movie, Jackie Chan was great in it.

Jackie Chan wanted it to be called that too. He thought it would be outside of the US as I remember.

It would've given the movie a much better reception. They could've paid tribute to the Karate Kid movie in some way instead of making the title completely inaccurate. I can imagine Jackie Chan saying "why do you want to call it that? He's doing kung-fu!"

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