Karate Kid Sequel In The Works
Posted on Tue Jun 15, 2010 08:54 AM PDT

karatenew200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, has raked in nearly $60 million, and now the director is already planning the sequel. The box office total surpassed predictions as well as the movie's production budget by more than $15 million.

Director Harald Zwart tells MTV News:

    "It far exceeded my expectations. I'm from Scandinavia and we are in no habit of letting our dreams get the better half of us. We keep our feet on the ground and wait until we see the reality, and this time it just really exceeded what I had hoped for. It was just amazing!"

As for talks of a sequel, the director adds:

    "When you see Jackie and Jaden, they're like a really good film couple. On and off camera, I was watching how they were pulling practical jokes on each other and throwing rocks in the lake, and you just want to keep looking at them because they have a great dynamic and great humor. We have just been playing with a few different ideas, but we haven't landed on anything at the moment."

Photo courtesy: Sony