Of course, this meeting between icons Jackie Chan and Ralph Maccio wouldn’t be complete with, you know, an actual karate kid for such wise mentors to teach. To address this elephant in the room, both actors released a video announcing the project and hyping up the fact that a worldwide casting search is now getting off the ground. Encouraging viewers to send in their audition tapes, it sure seems like no stone will be left unturned in the search for the new star of the movie.
In terms of talent already attached to the production, the new film will be directed by Jonathan Entwistle (“I’m Not Okay with This,” “The End of the F***ing World”) and written by Rob Lieber (“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day,” “Peter Rabbit”). Sony has even staked out a release date, as well, scheduling the currently untitled “Karate Kid” movie for a prime holiday opening on December 13, 2024. According to THR, the studio is planning on commencing principal photography sometime in the spring of next year, meaning we shouldn’t have to wait very long before we find out which (presumably fresh-faced) actor will take on the role of the new karate kid alongside the two legends.
We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on this as updates come in.