Jackie Chan Joins Karate Kid Remake

July 13, 2009 By:
Jackie Chan Joins Karate Kid Remake

This was a no-brainer! Jackie Chan has joined the cast of the Karate Kid remake, called Kung Fu Kid.

He’ll play the wise kung-fu master Mr. Han, who teaches the young boy everything he knows. Will Smith’s son Jaden stars in the film, and has already been prepping for the role in Beijing.  

Also joining the cast is Taraji P. Henson, who plays the single mother. Ken Stovitz, one of Will Smith’s production partners at Overbrook Entertainment, said at the ceremony Saturday that Kung Fu Kid will be set in modern-day Beijing.

China Film Group chairman Han Sanping said shooting will last three months.

Based on the cast, this could be a really great remake! We can’t imagine it holding a candle to the original, but having Taraji P. Henson on board gives us hope!