We have added the new action trailer, clip and new photos for Columbia Pictures upcoming reimagining of the 1980’s hit, The Karate Kid.
Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith stars in this updated version of the 1980’s film that starred Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.While the new film will be set in Beijing, 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.
Jaden Smith’s character moves to Beijing with his mother, where he encounters a bully situation similar to Macchio’s in his new locale. Smith’s character will be named Dre instead of Daniel, and take lessons from the decidedly un-Japanese martial arts master Mr. Han, played by Jackie Chan.
Whereas Daniel Larusso and his mother only faced a regional move across the United States in the the first film, producer’s say the script will integrate language barriers and an international collision of world views into the bully-victim-turned martial artist tale.
The Karate Kid is directed by Harald Zwart (The Pink Panther 2) and will hit theaters on June 11th 2010.