And because every rebooted franchise needs at least one sequel, the Jaden Smith-starring return to Karate Kid trudges on. It’s been a little while since the reboot first hit the big screens, back in May of 2010, in fact, but now there’s some news that the long-planned sequel may be moving ahead. For the powers-that-be (AKA Columbia Pictures) have signed on a director for the flick – Breck Eisner.
Those that know of Eisner’s work may remember his involvement in such movies as Sahara, Thoughtcrimes and The Crazies. Whether this past experience will lend itself well to the Karate Kid franchise remains to be seen. But, like it or hate, he is in the mix.
Eisner will be working with a script put together by Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reif (Kung Fu Panda) and rewritten by Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk). Needless to say, this writing line-up does not exactly inspire faith in me. Of course, after sitting through the monstrosity that was After Earth, I have no intention of seeing Jaden Smith in anything he ever does until he manages to secure an Oscar nomination or do some other great deed to wash the taste of filth from my mouth.
What say the Nerd Readers? Did you enjoy the Karate Kid reboot? Are you willing to sit through another if Breck Eisner is at the helm? Should Jaden Smith be banned from ever making movies again?