Meet “The Kung-Fu Kid”

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After much protest, Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith’s new movie with be re-christened with a new title:

Jackie Chan told a film Web site that his forthcoming update of the “Karate Kid,” from producer Will Smith, will carry a different name in order to avoid unfair comparisons to the original.

“They don’t want to call it ‘Karate Kid’ any more,” Chan told FirstShowing.com. “They want to call it ‘The Kung Fu Kid.'” The Web site said further, “[Chan] quickly changed topics and unfortunately didn’t add any more as to why this change was being made. Our guess is that since this remake is a Chinese co-production and being shot in Beijing, it’s much more relevant today to use kung fu as opposed to karate (which isn’t as popular as it was back in the 80’s) and also more appropriate considering karate actually has its historical roots in kung fu. As in, story updates and Chinese influence caused them to change the title to be more culturally relevant and accurate.”

As previously reported, Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is remaking the 1984 film with his son Jaden in the lead role originated by Ralph Macchio, and Chan replacing the late Pat Morita as Mr. Myiagi. Harold Zwart, helmer of “Pink Panther 2,” is reportedly in line to direct.

We’ll see if this new title makes a difference with the box office numbers….

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  • M

    first!!!!!!

  • Ebony6

    2ND!!!!!

  • Dr. Winkie

    they should cut the kid’s hair…aint cute

  • Bored @ Work

    Aww, he’s so precious. I just want to pinch his cheeks. (lol)

  • Trey

    Why is it the older one don’t get as much shine as this one?

  • WIFEY06

    no comment

  • nai-boogie

    his feet kinda big……….im just sayin

  • whenkeepingitrealgoeswrong

    Jaden Smith is WAY too young to play that role appropriately. It was cool b/c it was high school kids in the original and they had high school issues to solve. What kind of “issues” do elementary school kids have? Someone pushed you in the lunch line, cut you in the water fountain line? Talk about nepitism…SMH

  • Leelee

    Yo can he get a haircut already. That natural fro crap is so old now. Dude on High school musical looks just as gay!

  • Lee

    I agree that Jaden is too young to remake the orginal.

  • http://bossip tiababy09

    awwww, im so happy for him…and he’s always so un-phased by his fame..lol! he’s adorable.

  • mackman

    unphased? yeah right, he’s the most arrogant one of them all!!

  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society ( and still sick of Jive Turkeys, Chumps, Suckas, Malarky, Buffoonery, Tomfoolery, Shenanigans. P.S im really bored)

    Why is it the older one don’t get as much shine as this one?
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    Cuz the older one is “touched”. dont think he’d be able to handle lines

  • http://bossip tiababy09

    OKAY MACKMAN…HE’S JUST A BABY,CAN YOU PIPE DOWN SOME SIR? SHEESH!

  • sisily

    I love his hair! It’s natural! It’s actually normal for males to have a lot of hair. Technically speaking, getting a haircut every 2 weeks to where you can see the scalp is not normal. Think about it, lions and all male animals always have a lot of hair. Even though he has a lot of hair, he still looks 100% boy! There are way too many haters in this world! Let’s let others shine without all the insults! That’s getting old!

  • Puff Puff Give

    His fet are huge! My daughter (11) may want to see this.

  • muneca

    Cute little boy, but wayyy too arrognant. When Will was on Oprah, this little boy was showing out.

  • NYCGal

    I agree with everyone else on the fact that he’s too young to play that role. He only got the role bc Will is the producer. I think if you want to remake something do it right. Don’t just throw your kid in it.

  • http://bossip.com chocolate chip

    I’m tired of this kid who gets parts because of his daddy. Cut his damm hair

  • Indigogg

    Is that a boy or a girl?

  • Proper English

    for all you idiots who are saying he got the part b/c of his dad—um yeah, white people do it all the time (good ole boy system)..when black people have the clout-they should cast family too

  • frida

    He doesn’t look very happy in this picture, as if he doesn’t even want to be there.

  • Bams

    “Jaden Smith is WAY too young to play that role appropriately. It was cool b/c it was high school kids in the original and they had high school issues to solve. What kind of “issues” do elementary school kids have? Someone pushed you in the lunch line, cut you in the water fountain line? Talk about nepitism…SMH”

    That would be “nepotism” not “nepitism”, fool.

  • diamond diva

    HE IS SO CUTE!!!! LOOK AT THE SWAGGER N SHIT! I LIKE,,, NOW GIVE HIM 6MOORE YRS N HIS GONNA B FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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