No, this is not a spin-off of Johnny Karate. (Sorry Parks and Rec fans). Instead, this is a different karate character that Chris Pratt will be playing.
Pratt will star and also produce a new indie comedy titled The Black Belt. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film “is described as a comedic coming-of-age story about a shy, unassuming teen boy on a quest for an expertise in karate, and the unorthodox uncle who guides him along the way.”
The film was written by Randal Green on spec, and picked up by Monarch. Pratt will be producing alongside his producing partner Jon Schumacher under his Indivisible Productions banner.
But seriously, they have to at least have a reference to Johnny Karate in there, right? One can only hope…