Jaden Smith to take jacket off, put on again; KARATE KID sequel already in the works

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
June 16th, 2010

Here's a math problem in word form for all your Gordon and the Whalers...

A movie costs $40 million to make. It makes $56 million in its first weekend alone. How long will it take after movie #1 hits theaters before word of movie #2 reaches the internet?

If you answered "very quickly," "rapidly," "faster than Jaden Smith's roundhouse" or any variations of the word "speedily" then you are correct. Deadline is reporting that Sony's Columbia Pictures has already begun meeting with screenwriters on potential ideas on where to take the story of the Kung Fu kid, Dre Parker (Smith), and his Yoda-esque mentor, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan).

Personally, I loved THE KARATE KID remake - dare I say a bit more than the original (my review HERE) - so I welcome a sequel with arms open wider than a crane kick stance. I thought Smith and Chan had great chemistry, not to mention that the son of Will provides the same appeal on-screen that his father does.

What about yourselves? Does news of a sequel excite you? Or make you cringe more than when you first heard of a KARATE KID remake?

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  • DylanSnyder

    Agreed, I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this remake, and welcome a sequel. I'm a bit surprised at the hate it has received, but I'm guessing that stems from people sitting at home and deciding that they didn't like the look of the trailer, then figured they'd type angrily about it.

    When you actually watch this flick, it's tough not to at least enjoy it a little bit.

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  • drewtinnin

    Is their hate for KK redux? Ive seen mostly surprise by peeps that have really seemed to enjoy it. Wish they wouldve kept the name KUNG FU KID…Im sure the flick still would have performed well. Better than the original, James?!? Blasphemy does not exist in this dojo!

  • drewtinnin

    Is their hate for KK redux? Ive seen mostly surprise by peeps that have really seemed to enjoy it. Wish they wouldve kept the name KUNG FU KID…Im sure the flick still would have performed well. Better than the original, James?!? Blasphemy does not exist in this dojo!

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