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The 'Karate Kid' is Becoming a Broadway Musical

There’s been all sorts of creative property that has been transformed into hit Broadway Musicals.

The songbook of Alanis Morissette, comedies like Mean Girls and Mrs. Doubtfire, Disney films like The Lion King and Frozen, and now one of the most classic action movies of the 80s, The Karate Kid.

To make sure it doesn’t become something too far from the original, they have enlisted the original screenwriter of the 1984 hit.

Casting and a premiere date will be announced later, but producers did say while they will honor the original story, they will reinvent how its told for the sake of the theatric experience.

Photo: Columbia Pictures