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Sony Announces New ‘Karate Kid’ Movie Ties with the Original Trilogy

A week after season 5 of “Cobra Kai” has released, Sony is bringing an even bigger project which is making a new “Karate kid” film. The upcoming movie is set to release on June 7, 2024. While no details of cast, crew, or plot are available, Sony has stated that the new installment will continue the original trilogy of the franchise.

The original franchise kicked off in 1984, with Ralph Macchio playing a leading role as Daniel LaRusso and Pat Morita playing as Mr. Miyagi. The original “The Karate kids” is a semi-autobiographical story based on the life of its screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen . At age 17, after the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Kamen was beaten up by a gang of bullies. He thus began to study martial arts in order to defend himself.

But in the film the titular character Daniel , a skinny teenager who’s relentlessly bullied by his classmate Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and his entrouges. So, Daniel turns to a Japanese-American karate master Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita), whose unconventional methods help Daniel how to fight as well as get a chance to compete against Johnny and the rest of Cobra Kai in a tournament. 

How this might connect with “Cobra Kai,” Netflix’s sequel series starring many of the original cast members reprising their characters from the original trilogy, isn’t clear.

No further details are forthcoming at this time. The project was revealed during a schedule shake-up by the studio this afternoon.

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Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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