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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