Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jackie Chan Set To Join The Karate Kid Remake

Jackie Chan is in final negotiations to join the Columbia Pictures remake of The Karate Kid.

Harald Zwart will direct the film, which has been revamped as a starring vehicle for Jaden Smith.

Set in an exotic Asian locale, the new film will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth (Jaden Smith) learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor (Jackie Chan).

Chris Murphy wrote the screenplay. The film will shoot early this summer in Beijing.

I thought the original was a good movie, but this remake seems totally unnecessary. I guess were going to have to wait and see how this turns out.

1 comment:

Fletch said...

Yeah, this sounds like an awful idea and, after seeing young Smith in The Day the Earth Stood Still, I'm not too psyched to see him acting again anytime soon. He might be cute, but he's a pretty bad little actor.