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Jaden Smith is The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith is The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith, the 10-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, will star in the refashioned 1984 hit The Karate Kid, reports Variety.

The film will be produced by his dad, Will, as well as Jerry Weintraub (who launched the original franchise) and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, and Ken Stovitz. The film will shoot next year in Beijing and other cities.

Jaden costarred alongside Will in his feature debut, The Pursuit of Happyness.

Ralph Macchio was about 20 when he played Daniel Larusso in The Karate Kid.

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45 Responses to “Jaden Smith is The Karate Kid”

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  1. 1
    Eky Says:

    he’s so cute!!

  2. 2
    MovieMadness Says:

    He is SO cute. Likely be a kids movie as opposed to a teen movie like the original though. Little kids will like it

  3. 3
    huh Says:

    what? he is a very cute kid, but what are they thinking? why must they ruin every remake? he is too young.

  4. 4
    elle Says:

    he definitely got his parents acting genes.

    he was great in the pursuit of happiness.

  5. 5
    anon Says:

    Awww, I love that movei, but I agree, he’s too young. This is really a coming of a ge movie, and they should wait at least a couple more years for Jaden to be older.

  6. 6
    drew Says:

    What an adorable child he is. I love him and his parents! Good luck to him!

  7. 7
    The real deal Says:

    Is there no originality left in Hollywood?

  8. 8
    Tinaverse Says:

    I wonder if he knows karate in real life or if he will train for the 1st time for this movie. It would be cool if he is taking Karate classes in real life.

  9. 9
    marie Says:

    he is so cute!

  10. 10
    Rita Says:

    Hopefully the cute kid will grow up to earn his own movie roles in the future.

  11. 11
    Katie Says:

    he’s cute and a good actor so good for him! i bet he’ll make it big as he grows up

  12. 12
    BECKY SMITH Says:

    EXACTLY ISN’T THERE ANY ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS LEFT OUT THERE..ESPECIALLY AFTER THE WRITERS STRIKE..

    WHY WOULD WILL SMITH LET HIM TAKE A ROLE THAT TOOK PLACE
    IN THE 70′S… WHY NOT SOMETHING NOW.???

    IS RALPH MACCHIO GOING TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN THIS MOVIE TOO?? WHAT ABOUT HIS OLDER BROTHER?

  13. 13
    Asmo Says:

    Jaden does take Karate, and he is pretty good. He is just so cute!

  14. 14
    buckley Says:

    totally agree with you #10

    I just don’t like these precocious cutesy kids…

  15. 15
    tjb Says:

    I think he, at age 10, is already a little arrogant. Did you see how he greeted the audience on Oprah when his dad introduced him to the audience. Even Will said, “He’s so in trouble for doing that.” What he needs is a lesson on humility.

  16. 16
    dianel Says:

    Jaden will definitely be a hit with the kids and he is so cute

  17. 17
    Karissa Says:

    What did he do on Oprah? I agree, TOO YOUNG.

  18. 18
    Sharon D. Says:

    HELL NO!!! Will, why don’t you write an original screenplay for your son, instead of destroying an original masterpeice. You ertainly have the clout in hollywood.

  19. 19
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    …umm… he’s 10… better title – the karate baby.

    it’ll obviously be a kiddie movie.

    i just hope the little guy gets a haircut, fast!!!

  20. 20
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    oh.. and i think it’s pretty obvious that this kid (because of his parents) is on the fast track to becoming an ‘jr. a-list actor’. LOL sooner than later.

  21. 21
    emiy Says:

    Oh great. Just what we all need…another movie remake.

    Why not try a new concept for a change?

  22. 22
    galpal Says:

    Remakes are NEVER better or even as good as the original. Sounds like they just want to make some money.

  23. 23
    italian Says:

    he has a great tan….

  24. 24
    bill Says:

    Check out this site. “Compulsory Universal Service”. Obama is not a dictator and should not try to be one. He is suppose to SERVE this country, not dictate.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-Liberties-Examiner~y2008m11d6-Obamas-chief-of-staff-choice-favors-compulsory-universal-service

    I can’t understand why people are willing to accept whatever this man suggests . This is serious business. I cherish my freedom and want to keep it that way. People shouldn’t be eager to accept his requirements just because they want him to succeed. Remember, every little bit of freedom you give up will be gone forever.

  25. 25
    xenu Says:

    We don’t need any more REMAKES!!!

    And we don’t need more sect advertisement of closeted sciontologist kids

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