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Will Smith's Son Is the Next Karate Kid

November 11, 2008 (8:54 am) GMT
Jaden Smith has been claimed to be taking the titular role in the remake of 1984 hit film, 'The Karate Kid'.
Jaden Smith

Having portrayed the son of a struggling salesman in "", will next play a martial arts practitioner. According to Variety, the son of Hollywood superstar has been tapped to star in "Untitled Karate Kid Remake", a "refashioned" remake of 1984 hit martial arts movie "The Karate Kid".

The remake project will have Jerry Weintraub and Overbrook Entertainment's James Lassiter, Will and Ken Stovitz as the new film's producers. Its script is being worked on by Chris Murphy, while the movie itself is scheduled to be shot in Beijing and other cities in 2009. It is said that the story will keep its essential plot elements, a bullied teenager learning to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor.

The original "Karate Kid" stars , Pat Morita and . Telling an underdog story in which Daniel LaRusso is being trained by Mr. Miyagi to defend himself using karate, it received commercial success, spawning three other sequels, the last of which helps to launch 's career in movie biz.

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