Chan to Teach Jaden Smith the Crane

Jackie Chan will play the wise kung-fu master in a Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit The Karate Kid.

In the film, titled Kung Fu Kid, Chan will be teaching young Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, to wax on and wax off.

In the original, The Karate Kid, Pat Morita played the iconic handyman turned mentor, Mr. Miyagi, who trains a young troubled youth (Ralph Macchio) and turns him into an accomplished fighter.

Kung Fu Kid is being directed by Harald Zwart, whose credits also include One Night at McCool’s and The Pink Panther 2. The film is set in modern-day Beijing. The shooting is set to last three months.

Source: Variety.

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