It’s the 30-year anniversary of the release of the 1984 film The Karate Kid, and the franchise is still going strong. The sequel to 2010’s reboot of The Karate Kid has just added a few new writers, and they’re up-and-comers as fresh as the karate kid himself.
It only took a few days for Sony to green-light a sequel, and four years after the success of the first film, which starred Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer will tackle the script for The Karate Kid 2.
Palmer and Friedman’s previous work has primarily been on short films, and neither has a produced feature-film script. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the two “are known for their action comedy scripts.” Their action-comedy spec script Family Getaway was included on the 2010 Black List, and, according to Cinema Blend, it led to the team being picked to remake the romance The Bodyguard. Palmer and Friedman also sold an action pitch called Speeding Bullet to Universal.