23 Nov - It was revealed that Sony Pictures is getting a lot of attention from aspiring karate kids everywhere, following news that another instalment of the franchise will be made soon.
According to THR, the studio has now received more than 10,000 submissions since they started casting call to find the next Karate Kid, with entries coming from around the globe, including Singapore, India, and even South Africa.
It was back on 21 November that Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan appeared on YouTube to reveal that they are working together in the upcoming new movie, and that they are looking for a new young actor to play the titular role.
It is noted that Ralph Macchio is the original Karate Kid from the 1980s movies, while Jackie starred in the 2010 remake, playing a man called Mr Han who helped the new kid Dre (Jaden Smith) to become a good fighter.
According to the website for the casting call, the team is looking for someone to portray a Chinese or mixed-race Chinese in the age range of 15-17 years old.
Filming is expected to begin in March next year.