Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Justice League) is teaming up with writer/director Riley Stearns (Faults) for a movie that’s being described as a dark comedy set in the world of karate.
According to Deadline, The Art of Self-Defense centers on Casey (Eisenberg), who is attacked at random and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey that will place him in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
The Art of Self-Defense is currently in production, so stay tuned. Until then, here’s the Trailer for Karate Kid III (why the hell not?):