“The Karate Kid” Remake Photos [Starring Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Jackie Chan]
Another ’80s hit is making its way back to the box office, PopCrunchers. Sony Pictures has released a few photo stills from The Karate Kid, which stars Will and Jada’s baby boy Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, and Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson.
The film is a revamped version of the 1984 cinema classic that starred Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elisabeth Shue, and spurned four follow-ups — including one starring future Oscar winner Hilary Swank.
In this remake, work pressures cause a single mother (Henson) moves to China with her young son (Smith); in his new home, the boy embraces karate, taught to him by a master of the self-defense form (Chan).
The Karate Kid opens June 11, 2010.