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Karate Kid 2 moving ahead gets Robin Hood writers

Aug. 27, 2010by: Mike Sampson

Hearing they were making a remake out of the original KARATE KID was somewhat disheartening mostly because I reflect back on the original as a classic (I realize it's not a perfect movie but nostalgia-wise, I love it). But the KARATE KID remake wasn't all terrible and hearing they're making a sequel to Jaden Smith's version, doesn't bother me at all. Mostly because KARATE KID, PART II was terrible anyway (with the exception of the prologue).

KARATE KID 2 was announced almost immediately after the big opening weekend of KARATE KID this summer but now we get a better idea of who will be bringing the sequel to life. Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff, who wrote the script NOTTINGHAM on which ROBIN HOOD was kinda/sorta based, are writing the script for the new version. Since the original sequel moved the setting from Reseda, CA to Okinawa, you'd think this version would do the opposite and move the Japanese setting back home to the US (but Sony Pictures refused to comment on the setting of the film).

And now comes the part where I ask you to post in the comments, your idea for what KARATE KID 2 should be about. My thought is that they should abandon the karate tournament thing and just flash-forward a few years to where Jaden Smith is now using his karate skills as a government operative, taking down drug rings and corrupt cops and stuff. Like an actual Jackie Chan movie. What say you?

Extra Tidbit: Can we get a remake of "Glory of Love" for the sequel?
Source: THR

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5:39PM on 08/30/2010

wax on wax off...

as far as im concerned, theres only one daniel san, and one mr miyagi.
i didnt like the remake at all, i think some movies should be left alone for the ages to be remembered as they are, great movies and great classics, but alas, hollywood does not share this utopic ideal of mine, and as so, they procede to remake any movie they think might turn out a decent profit.

as far as will smiths kid, i dont like him very much, he was ok in the movie he did with his old man, mainly because he
as far as im concerned, theres only one daniel san, and one mr miyagi.
i didnt like the remake at all, i think some movies should be left alone for the ages to be remembered as they are, great movies and great classics, but alas, hollywood does not share this utopic ideal of mine, and as so, they procede to remake any movie they think might turn out a decent profit.

as far as will smiths kid, i dont like him very much, he was ok in the movie he did with his old man, mainly because he didnt talk all that much, because theres just something about him that i dont like...
...and on his old man topic, i dont think its wrong that hes trying to help his kid get a good career, i mean, who here wouldnt help his kid get ahead in life if he could? i know i would, so, good for will, hes a good father, but nevertheless, i dont like his kid, something just doesnt click, you know?

anyway, i think its a bad idea to make a second one, and the part about flash forwarding to the future to see jaden use his karate skills in his life, its just a bit dumb, i mean, the whole idea of the remake was to launch the kids career, if the movie is in his future, i cant play the part now can he?
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12:01AM on 08/30/2010
I seriously hope your joking about the last part of your story! Using his karate skills as a government operative. I haven't seen the first one yet. should I bother? I still wish they would have made a karate kid film with Ralph Macchio where he was teaching karate in a dojo!
I seriously hope your joking about the last part of your story! Using his karate skills as a government operative. I haven't seen the first one yet. should I bother? I still wish they would have made a karate kid film with Ralph Macchio where he was teaching karate in a dojo!
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9:17PM on 08/27/2010

NOT The Kung Fu Kid

The word gongfu in Chinese actually means "skill" and not just fighting skill. It could refer to taichi or even fengshui. Wushu is the word in Chinese that means martial arts and it refers to ALL martial arts. So karate is a kind of wushu which is a ind of gongfu. Now as for what fighting style Han taught Dre, it looked like karate to me. Karate in Japanese means "empty hands" or unarmed combat whic is technically what Han taught him.
The word gongfu in Chinese actually means "skill" and not just fighting skill. It could refer to taichi or even fengshui. Wushu is the word in Chinese that means martial arts and it refers to ALL martial arts. So karate is a kind of wushu which is a ind of gongfu. Now as for what fighting style Han taught Dre, it looked like karate to me. Karate in Japanese means "empty hands" or unarmed combat whic is technically what Han taught him.
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3:39PM on 08/27/2010
Call it the Empire Strikes Back, it takes place in China, right? Or call it the Kung-Fu Kid, since he actually does Kung-Fu and not Karate.
Call it the Empire Strikes Back, it takes place in China, right? Or call it the Kung-Fu Kid, since he actually does Kung-Fu and not Karate.
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2:52PM on 08/27/2010

Kung Fu Kid...

Maybe Dre will go up against M&M and Han will meet his lover Leia.
Maybe Dre will go up against M&M and Han will meet his lover Leia.
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2:39PM on 08/27/2010
Sorry. Double post.
Sorry. Double post.
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2:38PM on 08/27/2010

Hell no

This is just wrong. Will Smith's inflated ego finances his son's career.
Didn't bother with this "reboot" because it looked like shit.
This is just wrong. Will Smith's inflated ego finances his son's career.
Didn't bother with this "reboot" because it looked like shit.
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10:35AM on 08/28/2010
do you even have half a clue about how hollywood works? do you also hate all of the Coppola's, the Quaids, the Reitmans, the Wayans, the Culkins, the Fondas, etc? Do you really think these people got in on their own merrits? No... are they still talented successes? yes. Even Robert Downey Jr was given his first role at five years old by his dad.

Your jealousy is showing.
do you even have half a clue about how hollywood works? do you also hate all of the Coppola's, the Quaids, the Reitmans, the Wayans, the Culkins, the Fondas, etc? Do you really think these people got in on their own merrits? No... are they still talented successes? yes. Even Robert Downey Jr was given his first role at five years old by his dad.

Your jealousy is showing.
2:25PM on 08/27/2010

Looking forward to it...

I loved the first film, and I hope they keep Dre in China, finally accustomed to his surroundings; also, I hope they top the first film...
I loved the first film, and I hope they keep Dre in China, finally accustomed to his surroundings; also, I hope they top the first film...
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2:17PM on 08/27/2010
fuck this shit.
fuck this shit.
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2:34AM on 08/29/2010
i am slightly impressed...you actually don't like something?
i am slightly impressed...you actually don't like something?
10:39AM on 08/31/2010
wow, soloist you're usually balls deep in every stupid idea that gets printed. I thought you were some studio financed cheerleader until now.
wow, soloist you're usually balls deep in every stupid idea that gets printed. I thought you were some studio financed cheerleader until now.
2:14PM on 08/27/2010

Karate Kid 2: Back in Da Hood

I thought the reboot was alright, just not a patch on the original.

It didn't have the iconic villians like Kreese or Johnny, no real iconic set pieces like the fight against the skeletons, no real memorable dialogue, no charm.
Quite good but forgettable.
I thought the reboot was alright, just not a patch on the original.

It didn't have the iconic villians like Kreese or Johnny, no real iconic set pieces like the fight against the skeletons, no real memorable dialogue, no charm.
Quite good but forgettable.
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12:09PM on 08/27/2010
I haven't seen the reboot yet, however I think they should take it back to Cali and throw smith in a ufc cage match. Come on you know they don't have karate tournaments anymore. By the way, There is NO WAY Chan was better then Pat Morita! NO WAY! Pat would kick Jackie's movie stunt ass!
I haven't seen the reboot yet, however I think they should take it back to Cali and throw smith in a ufc cage match. Come on you know they don't have karate tournaments anymore. By the way, There is NO WAY Chan was better then Pat Morita! NO WAY! Pat would kick Jackie's movie stunt ass!
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10:50AM on 08/27/2010

Jackie Chan

Jackie was a huge upgrade from Pat Morita. He did an excellent job in the movie.
Jackie was a huge upgrade from Pat Morita. He did an excellent job in the movie.
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2:39PM on 08/27/2010
Pat Morita is better.
Pat Morita is better.
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10:38AM on 08/27/2010

um

not sure how this will turn out another tournament probaly.i like your idea thoughlol.
not sure how this will turn out another tournament probaly.i like your idea thoughlol.
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10:27AM on 08/27/2010
... I also didn't like Karate Kid 2
... I also didn't like Karate Kid 2
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10:15AM on 08/27/2010
I liked the remake, it was a lot better than what I was expecting. But a sequel? I'm not sure how that would work. They should just stop, unless they have a really great idea.
I liked the remake, it was a lot better than what I was expecting. But a sequel? I'm not sure how that would work. They should just stop, unless they have a really great idea.
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10:10AM on 08/27/2010
No thanks on this sequel. No thanks on this reboot.
No thanks on this sequel. No thanks on this reboot.
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2:24PM on 08/27/2010
I'm there with you
I'm there with you
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9:31AM on 08/27/2010

What u talking about Sampson!

The original KARATE KID, PART II owns! Loved it then, love it now! :)
The original KARATE KID, PART II owns! Loved it then, love it now! :)
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