The co-creator of Netflix’s Cobra Kai, Jon Hurwitz, has addressed the recently announced Sony Pictures The Karate Kid film, confirming that he has no involvement in the project.
Taking to social media, Hurwitz answered a fan’s question on whether or not he had heard anything about the film. According to Hurwitz, while he and the team behind Cobra Kai would love to make a film centered on the world of The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, he has no involvement in the new film and doesn’t know much about it at all.
“The guys and I would love to make Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to someday. But this one isn’t from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast. Don’t know much about it, but wish it well,” Hurwitz said in the tweet.
The guys and I would love to make Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to someday. But this one isn’t from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast. Don’t know much about it, but wish it well. #KarateKid #CobraKai https://t.co/pd2aYYAF0A
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) September 17, 2022
The story of the new film is not yet known, but the report does give a brief synopsis of the film, which is said to focus on a character named Li that is dealing with a past tragedy that drives a wedge between himself and his mother.
In a potential twist from the original Karate Kid narrative, Li will be the one training someone else. The story mentions him meeting Mia, a fellow high school student, and Victor, her father. Apparently, Li soon finds himself training Victor in the ways of Kung Fu.
The Karate Kid will be the latest film in the Karate Kid franchise since the 2010 re-imagining of the film by Harald Zwart, which starred Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. That film received a mixed creation from critics and fans but did make nearly $400 million at the box office at the time of its release.