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Karate Kid Frenzy: 10K Hopefuls Show Off Their Ninja Moves for a Shot at Stardom!

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

In a twist more dramatic than a roundhouse kick, the search for the next Karate Kid has turned into a global martial arts extravaganza! Sony's announcement of Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio teaming up again set the internet on fire, with over 10,000 wannabe karate champs throwing their hats into the ring.

The battle for the lead role opposite Chan and Macchio promises to be more intense than a dojo sparring session. Director Jonathan Entwistle, armed with a script by the talented Rob Lieber and producer Karen Rosenfelt, is in for a wild ride as submissions flood in from the four corners of the globe – U.S., Canada, U.K., India, Australia, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, and even the land of wild lions, South Africa.

In a video announcement that dropped like a ninja from the shadows, Chan and Macchio revealed the quest for Li Fong, the movie's central character. Picture this: a 15-17-year-old dynamo, fluent in English, and a conversational Mandarin speaker. Martial arts prowess is a must, but hey, previous acting experience is preferred, though not necessary. This kid's got to be a linguistic ninja with moves that'd make a cat jealous!

While the plot details are under tighter wraps than a black belt, the movie's set to unite Chan and Macchio in a way we never thought possible. The franchise, currently riding high on the Cobra Kai wave, promises a cinematic spectacle that'll leave fans yelling, "Wax on, wax off!"


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