Breck Eisner has been confirmed as director for 'Karate Kid 2'.
Eisner's famous works include the gritty horror film 'The Crazies' and 2005 action-comedy adventure 'Sahara', starring Matthew McConaughey.
The pressure for Eisner to deliver will be high after the previous installment grossed $56 million on its opening weekend in the US and ended with $343 million worldwide when the Harald Zwart directed the film in 2010.
'Karate Kid 2' is a risk for Sony who has placed invested a lot of money into in the care and feeding of franchises with global appeal as the 1984 original is still considered by fans as a classic.
Meanwhile, Eisner is directing 'The Last Witch Hunter' which sees Vin Diesel star as the anti-hero on the wrong side of authority who is constantly being hunted.
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.