Inexplicable Karate Kid remake to feature Will Smith's son
Some things date a movie horribly: rear projection, clearly hand-drawn animation for special effects, Shelley Duvall in a starring role, etc. But there are some films that contain none of these elements but are still, in and of themselves, a piece of pop-culture ephemera from another time and place. This is where Karate Kid firmly lands. Its premise is ridiculous, and pretty much everything about the film seems to exist more for the pleasure of lousy VH1 Remember the __s programs than as an actual attempt at making a movie. That being said, it sure is a fun and quotable flick.
We have no idea yet whether Chow's still onboard, especially with his involvement on The Green Hornet likely taking precedence, but it's still possible. One way or another, we'll probably see the Karate Kid remake in theaters by 2010 at the latest.
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