Harald Zwart directs “Karate Kid” remake

Jackie Chan will play the wise kung-fu master in a Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit “The Karate Kid” that kicked off filming in Beijing, China on Saturday July 11.

The movie “Kung Fu Kid” is being directed by Norwegian director Harald Zwart (photo), who also directed “One Night at McCool’s” and “The Pink Panther 2”.

Chan’s young disciple in the film will be played by Jaden Smith, the son of Hollywood superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Set in an exotic Asian locale, the new film will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth (Smith) learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor (Chan).

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