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Karate Kid Sequel Gets Kung Fu Writers Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Friday, 27 August 2010 09:15

Remember when we described The Karate Kid as "basically Kung Fu Panda. But done in real life. With a black kid"? Well, guess what: The Karate Kid sequel has got itself some writers. The people who wrote Kung Fu Panda.

Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff are the two men who scribbled the script for Jack Black's fun animation, and are ready to use their mad fighting skills for Sony's sequel.

It's no surprise that we're getting another outing for Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, who will both presumably reprise their roles from the first. Harold Zwart's remake of the classic family film has made somewhere around $300m, which is earning it the description of "surprise summer hit", although it's hardly that shocking.

There's no word yet on where the sequel will be set. But after moving the action to China for Jaden Smith to learn kung fu, the expectation is for the franchise to go back to the US. Where Will Smith's son will presumably learn streetdance.

Voris and Reiff also wrote that script for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood - the original draft called "Nottingham", which Russell Crowe didn't like. They've also given us TV's Sleeper Cell. But let's face it: if they can make a panda and a monkey do martial arts, they should definitely be allowed to write more scripts.


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  • ethan reiff
  • harold zwart
  • jack black
  • jackie chan
  • jaden smith
  • karate kid
  • kung fu panda
  • remake
  • sequel
  • sony
  • will smith