Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio are set to restore their famous Karate Kid characters in a new film ready to be released in December 2024.
The two famous stars of the Karate Kid film, will meet up and work in this new hand to hand fighting series. Planned for release in December 2024, this feature film, directed by Jonathan Entwistle, marks the most recent part in the Karate Kid Cinematic Universe.
Ralph Macchio, who previously played Daniel LaRusso in the first 1984 film, returns to his role in resulting continuations and the successful Cobra Kai series on Netflix.
Jackie Chan then again, joined the franchise in the 2010 remake, carrying his combative techniques talent to the personality of Mr. Han. Now, the two are set to team up to revive their vital characters.
The film is expected to proceed and meld the folklore of the first franchise. The story will move toward the East Coast and spin around a kid from China who finds strength and heading through hand to hand fighting and a tutor with an intense yet shrewd methodology.
This new twist is expected to introduce audiences to new characters and challenges, expanding the Karate Kid universe. The script for this untitled installment was penned by Rob Lieber, known for his work on films like ‘Peter Rabbit and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day’.
The project is being produced by Karen Rosenfelt, and Sony Pictures has set a release date of December 13, 2024, with a spring shoot ready to go. The Karate Kid film started in 1984 with the startling progress of the first film, featuring Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, a young novice who tracks down an impossible coach in Mr. Miyagi, played by the late Pat Morita.
The film’s immense popularity led to three stories, and the franchise experienced a resurgence in recent years with the Cobra Kai series, which revisited original characters and introduced a new generation to the world of karate.
In the impending film, the emphasis is on a young hero from China, with provision of a fresh perspective on the martial arts journey.
Ralph Macchio, now 61, has been a key figure in the Karate Kid legacy, and his return to this project has been eagerly anticipated by fans. Jackie Chan, an internationally renowned martial artist and actor, brings his unique style and charisma to the project, adding to the excitement surrounding this new film.