July 16, 2024

The “Karate Child” universe is including one other martial arts mentee to its combine, however some acquainted faces can be alongside for the experience.

Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio, who each starred in “Karate Child” motion pictures many years aside, shared they’re going to be starring in an upcoming “Karate Child” film collectively, and so they’re at the moment looking for their subsequent protege.

“The worldwide seek for the star of our new movie begins proper now, so let’s wax on, wax off, everyone,” Macchio mentioned within the announcement video, quoting a well-known line mentioned by Mr Miyagi, a job performed by the late Pat Morita, within the authentic movie.

The untitled new movie from Sony Photos is about to launch Dec. 13, 2024. Jonathan Entwistle, greatest identified for the Netflix reveals “I Am Not Okay With This” and “The Finish of the F***ing World,” will direct, and Rob Lieber, author and producer of “Peter Rabbit” and “Alexander and the Horrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Unhealthy Day,” will pen the script.

Not a lot else is thought concerning the new “Karate Child” movie besides that it seems to be persevering with the unique franchise’s mythology. That features Macchio and Chan’s characters.

Macchio was the “Karate Child” within the authentic movie trilogy, taking part in the function of Daniel LaRusso within the franchise’s 1984, 1986 and 1989 motion pictures. He is additionally continued to play the character in Netflix’s hit collection “Cobra Kai,” which follows LaRusso as his longtime rivalry comes alive once more many years after the occasions of the movie trilogy.

Jackie Chan performed the function of Mr. Han, a kung fu grasp primarily based on the unique trilogy’s Mr. Miyagi, within the 2010 remake, which starred Jaden Smith because the trainee. 

The preliminary three movies and “Cobra Kai” didn’t happen in the identical fictional universe because the 2010 remake, however it seems that premise could also be ignored for the upcoming movie, as each Macchio and Chan’s characters can be included.

As for karate youngsters hoping to get in on the motion, the brand new movie is searching for somebody to “painting Chinese language or mixed-race Chinese language,” who’s between 15 to 17 years outdated and speaks fluent English. Nonetheless, anybody who can converse “conversational Mandarin is a robust plus,” in keeping with Sony’s web site. 

Different data on find out how to be thought of for the function of latest “Karate Child” Li Fong may be discovered on KarateKidCasting.com.

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