The Smith dynasty continues.
via LA Times
Sony Pictures’ remake of “The Karate Kid” starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan opened to an excellent $56 million, according to a studio estimate, while 20th Century Fox’s big screen version of TV show “The A-Team” starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel debuted to a soft but not terrible $26 million.
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Source: Aint it Cool via Movie Web
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In Columbia Pictures’ The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying – and the feeling is mutual – but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible.Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.The Karate Kid stars Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith and Taraji P. Henson.It comes to theaters June 11 from Columbia Pictures
via Latino Review
Instead of trying to come up with something new, Hollywood has decide to once again rape a film classic by remaking it. Only this is perhaps the worst remake I have ever heard of.
This time, they set their sights on one of my favorite films of all time, The Karate Kid. What are they doing with it? Well, instead of leaving it alone, they plan on remaking it. With Will Smith’s kid as the star:
Columbia Pictures is back in the dojo with a new version of the 1984 hit “The Karate Kid,” which has been refashioned as a star vehicle for Jaden Smith.
The film will be produced by Jerry Weintraub (who launched the original franchise) and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, Will Smith and Ken Stovitz. Will Smith, who is the 10-year-old actor’s father, co-starred alongside Jaden in his feature debut, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which Overbrook and Escape Artists produced for Columbia.
The script is being written by Chris Murphy, and the film will shoot next year in Beijing and other cities. While the new film will be set in that exotic locale, it will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor.
China Film Group Corp. will co-produce in China.
The younger Smith, who next stars in “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” is a martial arts practitioner.