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Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in 'The Karate Kid' movie trailer

By Anthony Pearson Dec 23, 2009, 20:32 GMT

Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in 'The Karate Kid' movie trailer

In Columbia Pictures\' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could\'ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother\'s (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying—and the feeling is mutual—but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre\'s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, ...more

We have added the first trailer for Columbia Picture's 'The Karate Kid'. The film that stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith is a remake of the 1984 film of the same title.

Watch the trailer below;

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Will Smith's son Jaden Smith stars in this updated version of the 1980's film that starred Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.

While the new film will be set in Beijing, China, it will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor.

Jaden Smith's character moves to Beijing with his mother, where he encounters a bully situation similar to Macchio's in his new locale. Smith's character will be named Dre instead of Daniel, and take lessons from Chinese martial arts master Mr. Han, played by Jackie Chan.

Whereas Daniel Larusso and his mother only faced a regional move across the United States in the the first film, the producers say the script will integrate language barriers and an international collision of world views into the bully-victim-turned-martial-artist tale. 

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