The project was announced today by producers Kinoshita Group, Kumiko Yoshii, and Michael Wolk. The Karate Kid will be directed by Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and choreographed by MTV Vma nominees Keone and Mari Madrid.
In a statement, Kamen said, in part, “Never in my wildest dreams did I think this little movie would reach across generations the way it has. And beyond my wildest dreams did I think what started out as a love letter to my devotion to Okinawan Karate and the man who taught me would become a full-blown Broadway musical. But here it is. Here I am. And here is hoping that what comes to the stage brings the same joy and relevance The Karate Kid has