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Old 11-10-08, 11:53 PM
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Jaden Smith (Will's Kid) to star in Karate Kid re-make

The re-makes continue. I wonder who they will cast as the Asian mentor.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1


Jaden Smith set for 'Karate Kid' redo
Columbia taps Chris Murphy to write script
By MICHAEL FLEMING
'The Karate Kid'

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.

Columbia presidents Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach said they had been trying to find a way to bring back the series, which began with three films that featured Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. A subsequent film launched the career of Hilary Swank.
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Whew, 10-year-old bullies are vicious these days.
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awe hell nah (had to get that in there)
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20 bucks says Smith does a cover of "You're The Best Around". 40 bucks says I'll never see it.
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The re-makes continue. I wonder who they will cast as the Asian mentor.
They might as well go balls out and get Danny Trejo.
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Please tell me this a goof. I would appreciate someone tell my this is a joke - as in Ha, Ha? Sometimes a nice lie can go a long way... maybe the studio will read this and confuse the project itself as a giant BLOB. What we need is a movie called "The Karate Adult: Part 4" starring Will Smith. Now that would truly be a fest for my bleeding eyes.
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Yeah, 10-year old Chinese bullies to say the least. Being set in China with a 10-year-old African American kid as the new Karate Kid doesn't make much sense to me.

I'm actually surprised that Jerry Weintraub agreed to produce this.

If they get John G. Avildsen to direct this, I will fall out of my chair.
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I'm serious all,

someone kill me now.
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Please someone kill him so he'll stop asking.
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awe hell nah (had to get that in there)
I came in here to post the same thing!
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Worst. Idea. Ever.
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cast Ralph Macchio as the asian mentor!

It will be right in line with the current bullshit casting
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As an 80's McDonald's commercial, this would work. No, really. Take away Beijing from this, and the kid would get picked on at school, then he'd go to karate class and somehow fight back at the kids, all ending with the "good time for the great taste" song.

As a feature, this will be akin to a monsoon of shit.
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A movie should have to be at least 50 years old before its remade
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When Miagi-wannabe shows Daniel-wannabe the crane technique for the first time, he mutters 'Ah, hell no'.
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throw in a cute canine as an ancilary character and you've got yourself a hit...
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Funny... he doesn't look like a LaRusso.
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Since when are ten year olds dangerous? wtf? I hated the Karate Kid films but damn, they were ok I guess. But...a 10 year old kid?
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Shouldn't this be called the Kung Fu Kid if he's going to be in Beijing? I can't believe I work for idiots over here.
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Sounds more like:



Or a young Last Dragon.
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Isn't it great how nepotism works in Hollywood??
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