Breck Eisner Helms "The Karate Kid 2"

By Garth Franklin Monday April 7th 2014 11:00PM

Sony Pictures has signed Breck Eisner ("Sahara," "The Crazies") to direct the sequel to 2010's reboot of "The Karate Kid" franchise.

Stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan are expected to return for the follow-up. The first film grossed a whopping $343 million worldwide so a getting a sequel going is understandable.

Eisner is currently working on Summit's fantasy-action franchise launcher "The Last Witch Hunter" starring Vin Diesel.

Source: Variety