“THE KARATE KID” IS COMING BACK

One of the biggest films of the ’80s is set to make a comeback thanks to YouTube Red. Cobra Kai is set to take place 30 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny (William Zanka) who has fallen on hard times is seeking redemption and trying to reopen the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) on the other hand has gone on to achieve success, but is struggling with the passing of his teacher and mentor Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). The half-hour series follows the two as they both tackle their demons from the past and their present situations. It is worth noting that that the original Karate Kid was made with an $8 million USD budget and went on to make $90 million USD worldwide. Cobra Kai will make its debut in 2018.