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As it became known to the publication Deadline , the leadership of the young service YouTube Red succumbed to the fashion trend of nostalgia for the 80s and launched the television sequel to the film by John G. Avildsen “ Boy -karate ". The famous film about martial arts was released in 1984. Its main character was a schoolboy Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), who decided to become a student of the martial arts master Miyagi (Pat Morita) to challenge the bully Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) at the tournament for young karate fighters.
With a modest budget of $ 8 million , it grossed more than $ 90 million in North America alone, received rave reviews in the press, and earned Morita an award nomination Oscar "in the category" Best Supporting Actor ".
Already in 1986, The Karate Kid 2 was released, and three years later the third film in the franchise was released. In 1994, the film series experienced a slight reboot. After Macchio and Avildsen refused to participate in the creation of the fourth part, its writers decided to give the hero of Morita a new student, the image of which was embodied by Hilary Swank .
In 2010, a remake of the franchise's opening film was released. The film "The Karate Kid" starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith was warmly received by critics and earned almost $ 360 million at the box office on a budget of $ 40 million . Shortly after its premiere, the management of the studio Sony announced their intention to shoot a sequel, but over the past seven years the project has not gotten off the ground.
Now Sony TV has decided to join forces with Overbrook Entertainment on a comedy series about the new adventures of the original film's characters. The action of the TV project will unfold thirty years after Daniel LaRusso became the winner of the young karate tournament. The life of the defeated Johnny Lawrence has been going downhill for many years, but one day he gets a chance to drastically change his fate and restore the " Cobra Kai " school. Meanwhile, the successful and wealthy LaRusso is trying to find himself without the support of Mr. Miyagi . Soon Johnny and Daniel will realize that they only know one way to deal with the ghosts of the past and fears of the future - karate ...<
The series' writing team will include Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine) and American Pie: The Whole Comedy writers John Harwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. The latter is also expected to direct several episodes of the first season. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have already agreed to return to familiar images. Fortunately for fans of the series, both stars of the original are perfectly preserved.
The first season of the series will consist of ten 30-minute episodes. The TV sequel " Karate Boy " is set to premiere on YouTube Red in 2018.
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