Jackie Chan: In talks for Karate Kid remake
Thursday 15, January 2009
After a span of more than thirty years of martial arts mayhem, Jackie Chan is getting ready to revive the popularity of this art.
Sources have highlighted more on the news of Jackie Chan. As per the report of a popular news magazine of United States, the "Rush Hour" series star is in talks to portray the role of the iconic mentor in the Columbia remake of "The Karate Kid."
Jaden Smith, Will's son, is also set to act in the title role, which Ralph Macchio made famous in the 1984 film. The setting of the film is changing from the U.S. to China. However just like the first one this film too will reportedly follow a similar story about a martial arts expert who trains a bullied young boy.
Will is producing the film along with James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz's Overbrook Entertainment and also Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original film.