Monday, November 10, 2008

Will Smith's Son "Jaden" To Star In Karate Kid Remake

According to Variety.Com, Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith will star in the Columbia Pictures reboot of "The Karate Kid", the 1984 film that launched Ralph Macchio into fame as "The Kid", along with Pat Morita as "Mr. Miyagi".

Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original film returns for the remake, along with James Lassiter, Will Smith, and Ken Stovitz.

The new film will be written by Chris Murphy and will shoot next year in Beijing and other cities. Even though it is set in China, the movie is supposed to include elements of the original movie.
Jaden Smith, who next appears in "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (yet another remake) supposedly practices martial arts. Since the original "Kid" was a teenager, and Smith is currently 10 years old, I'm assuming the romance in the original film will not be in the new version.

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