Kung Fu Panda writers Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have signed on to write The Karate Kid 2, a sequel to Sony's surprise summer hit The Karate Kid that starred Will Smith's son Jaden Smith.

The update deviated from the 1984 original in that the latest story was set in China; a 1986 sequel saw the action go from the U.S. to Japan. The new sequel could try to keep the reversal going and seek to bring its cast to the U.S. Columbia would not reveal the setting or the plot for the new movie.

No production date has been set.