Britain’s The Daily Mail has your first look at Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith on the set of their “Karate Kid” remake, since redubbed “The Kung Fu Kid”. Frankly, they should have called it that in the first place and just don’t ever mention the “Karate Kid” remake part. That way, they would have saved themselves a lot of grief, considering that they won’t even be trading on the “Karate Kid” name when it’s time to sell the movie to the masses. I’m just sayin’.
In the movie, Jaden Smith plays a young American kid who arrives in Beijing, China with his re-located single mother. When he’s bullied by the locals, Smith comes to the attention of his building’s super, played by Jackie Chan, who teaches the kid the art of self-defense. He uses his newfound skills to beat up people and steal their money.
Below are set pics. The film lands in theaters in the Summer of 2010. Harald Zwart is directing. (Third pic is via)