First Official Look: Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid
Although we already featured the logo artwork (seen above) and a shot of Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan doing some fight training together on set a few months ago, this is the first official photo from Sony's The Karate Kid remake. This shot comes from People mag with a little blurb and some quotes from both Smith and Chan. "I trained every day for four months with Master Wu [the film's fight coordinator]," Jaden said. "We did a lot of stretching." Chan, who plays Mr. Han, the Mr. Miyagi-like character, also adds: "He took the training very seriously. I was very impressed with him." You can see the rather uninteresting photos below.
Update: We were just sent a few more new photos in high def straight from Sony, which you can see below!
The Karate Kid, or The Kung Fu Kid (as it's supposedly going to be called), stars Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, and Taraji P. Henson. Smith plays Dre, a skateboarding video game buff who moves to China after his single mother is forced to go there for work. Unable to speak Chinese, Dre finds it hard to settle in, and gets beat up by the local bully. Chan plays Mr. Han, a maintenance man who spots his black-eye and offers to teach him both martial arts and Chinese, so he can defend against the students at the nearby school of kung-fu. I know it's just one photo so far, but is anyone starting to warm up to this remake? Or is everyone still upset?