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Zak Penn Signs on to Karate Kid 2

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People who hold their ’80s film franchises close to their hearts may want to brace themselves, because there’s going to be another Karate Kid movie, Variety reports.

While the news might make some fans cringe, the inclusion of screenwriter Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) in the project might raise a few eyebrows. He’s come on to rewrite the Sony sequel, which will most likely reunite the stars of the 2010 film, Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

Directed by Harald Zwart (Pink Panther 2), the remake combined elements from the original 1984 film and its 1986 sequel The Karate Kid, Part II by moving mother and son from the United States to China.

Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (Kung Fu Panda) wrote the original script that Penn is rewriting though how much he will keep from the original remains to be seen.