Latest News on The Karate Kid

April 8, 2014

Breck Eisner Directing Karate Kid Sequel

But who will remake "The Glory of Love" for the soundtrack? More…

February 8, 2012

Zak Penn Rewriting Karate Kid Sequel

He's taking over where Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff left off. More…

December 21, 2010

Universal Hires Harald Zwart for Bakugan Battle Brawlers

Harald Zwart, director of the 2010 version of "The Karate Kid," will helm an adaptation of the anime "Bakugan Battle Brawlers" for Universal. More…

December 16, 2010

41 Songs Eligible for Best Original Song Oscar

There are a whopping 41 songs eligible for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards, and here's the complete list. More…

October 21, 2010

Shyamalan and Jaden Smith Will Travel to One Thousand A.E.

M. Night Shyamalan's next project will be "One Thousand A.E.," a top-secret sci-fi film that's being set up as a starring vehicle for Jaden Smith. More…

October 5, 2010

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Karate Kid and A Nightmare on Elm Street

This week on home video, we actually had too many good items to choose from, so we were actually forced to cut down by a few. With that in mind, we'd like to point out that, in addition to the titles mentioned below, you can also pick up the Robocop trilogy, Abel Ferrara's original Bad Lieutenant, and Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans on Blu-Ray this week. Otherwise, you can read on to see all the new releases we have this week, as well as reissued classics of film noir, 80s horror, and 70s Ozploitation, as well as a Disney film and a Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration. Here's to hoping for more good weeks! More…

August 27, 2010

Kung Fu Panda Writers Hired for Karate Kid Sequel

Sony is moving forward with a sequel to the "Karate Kid" reboot, hiring "Kung Fu Panda" writers Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff to pen the script. More…

August 23, 2010

Jackie Chan, "A Man Who Can Destroy Anything"

On screen, Jackie Chan is just about indestructible -- but that isn't true for many of the products he's endorsed as a pitchman. The Los Angeles Times investigates the "Jackie Chan endorsement curse." More…

June 16, 2010

Sony Starts Planning for Karate Kid Sequel

No word yet on whether Peter Cetera will reprise his role on the soundtrack, but Sony has started making plans for a sequel to its recently released "Karate Kid" reboot. More…

June 14, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Karate Kid K.O.s the Competition

This weekend, eleven-year-old Jaden Smith defeated four grown men in a battle of the 1980s remakes as The Karate Kid soared above expectations easily outgunning The A-Team at the North American box office. Kid powered its way to an estimated $56M over the weekend from 3,663 theaters for a sensational $15,288 average. More…

June 11, 2010

Critics Consensus: A-Team, Karate Kid Reboots Both Not Too Bad

This week at the movies, we've got a pair of 1980s reboots, one featuring a band of ragtag mercenaries (The A-Team, starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper), and another with an aspiring martial artist (The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan). What do the critics have to say? Don't you love it when a plan (or, in this case, a remake) comes together? And since we're asking questions, is there anything wrong with a big dumb action flick every once in a while? The critics would likely answer yes to the former question, but on the later they're largely split. More…

June 11, 2010

Jackie Chan's Best Movies

An international star in the truest sense, Jackie Chan has appeared in more than 100 films over the last 30-plus years -- and even in today's hyper-hyphenated Hollywood, Chan has amassed a dizzying array of credits, serving as an actor, director, choreographer, screenwriter, and stuntman. And that doesn't take into account his career as a pop singer or his voice work as himself (in TV's The Jackie Chan Adventures) or "Master Monkey" (in Kung Fu Panda and its upcoming sequel). Yes, Jackie Chan has had an amazing career -- and as his co-starring role in this week's Karate Kid remake proves, it isn't over yet. In honor of his latest release, we decided to take a look back at Jackie's previous live-action adventures and celebrate the critical highlights, Total Recall style! More…

June 10, 2010

The Genius of Jackie Chan

Movies like "Rush Hour 3" and "The Forbidden Kingdom" might obscure Jackie Chan's genius, but it's real -- and Slate's Grady Hendrix has the video slide show to prove it. More…

December 22, 2009

Trailer Bulletin: The Karate Kid

Get your first look at Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in the upcoming "Karate Kid" reboot in the just-released teaser trailer! More…