JADEN SMITH IS THE NEXT KARATE KID
BCK reported last year in December that actor Will Smith’s son Jaden would be starring in a new version of the 1984 film “The Karate Kid”. More details are being released to further confirm 10-year-old Jaden’s role as the Karate Kid. Variety reports that the film will be produced by Jerry Weintraub (who launched the original franchise) and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, Will Smith and Ken Stovitz. The film will be shot next year in Beijing and other cities and will center around the original plot of a bullied youth who uses Karate to stand up for himself.
Jaden’s film credits include ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still'(in post-production) and ‘The Pursuit of Happyness.” The original Karate Kid featured actor Ralph Macchio.