The Karate Kid remake was a surprise hit in 2010 grossing north of $170 million domestically and over $350 million worldwide, so, yeah, they announced a sequel fairly quickly.
Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (both have contributed to the scriptf for Kung-Fu Panda and Robin Hood) were originally hired to write a script for The Karate Kid 2. Variety is now reporting Sony has brought in Zack Penn to rewrite Reiff and Voris’ draft. Penn is perhaps best known for writing The Incredible Hulk, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Nothing is known about the plot at this point, however, leads Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan are expected to return.
I haven’t watched the remake, and don’t have any immediate plans to change that. It’s not out of devotion to the original, I just haven’t gotten around to it. I have heard it’s not that bad a film. What do you think? Have you seen it? Is it worth watching?