First look at the new Karate Kid

Will Smith's young 'un takes a seat beside Jackie Chan


With the remake of '80s classic The Karate Kid hitting cinemas in June, details are emerging of how 11-year-old star Jaden Smith will tackle the role of young grasshopper Dre.

The story follows Dre after a move from America to China as he seeks guidance on the confusing new country from wise old sensei Mr Han, played by Jackie Chan.

It seems Smith Jr didn't just turn up on set, paint some fences and throw some shapes. He prepared for the role with gusto... "I trained every day for four months with [choreographer] Master Wu," he reveals. "We did a lot of stretching."

Meanwhile, Chan was full of praise for his co-star and said the film's lessons were taken to heart by the little tyke.

"His dad told me that Jaden had changed," Chan reveals.

"When he takes his shoes off, he doesn't throw them in the corner. He now puts them away neatly!"

Sounds like a well-trained student to us. We're thinking Chan could take over from Supernanny when she retires...

[Source: People]

Looking forward to the remake or is it Ralph Macchio forever? Comment below, oh wise ones.


    • daz8778

      Nov 30th 2009, 14:43

      for crying out loud is nothing sacred how long until ET comes through the hollywood remake bumhole

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    • Benmorse

      Nov 30th 2009, 18:09

      I'm looking forward to this the way I look forward to cleaning my gutters. With my tongue. It's not that it's a sacred cow - far from it - it's just that there are SO many better films to remake. And Jackie Chan raping Mr. Miyagi's memory is the laziest casting I have ever seen. R.I.P. Pat Morita.

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    • robotjox

      Dec 1st 2009, 13:58

      Once again Hollywood gets other cultures mixed up. China isnt Japan. Jaden Smith is ace as is Jackie Chan but I have a feeling this will leave a bad taste in my mouth.

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    • yosarian25

      Dec 1st 2009, 23:10

      How do you spell nepotism.

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