Of course, this meeting of icons Jackie Chan and Ralph Maccio would not be complete without the fact that such a wise mentor would teach a real kid karate. To address the elephant in the room, both actors released a video announcing the project and highlighting the fact that a worldwide casting search is beginning. By encouraging viewers to submit their audition tapes, it looks like no stone will be left unturned in the search for the film’s new star.
As for the talent already involved in the production, the new film will be directed by Jonathan Entwistle (“I Don’t Agree With This,” “The End of the F***ing World”) and written by Rob Lieber (“Alexander and the Horrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” , “Peter Rabbit”). Sony has even set a release date, scheduling the currently untitled “Karate Kid” movie for December 13, 2024, in time for the holiday season. According to THR, the studio plans to begin principal photography sometime next spring. year, which means we shouldn’t have to wait long before we find out which (possibly fresh) actor will take on the role of the new karate kid alongside the two legends.
We’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on this as updates become available.