Thursday, September 17, 2009
FIRST LOOK: The Kung-Fu Kid...
I know, I know, blasphemy right.
"How could they?" we all decried. "They are literally crapping on my childhood," we all lamented.
However, that hasn't stopped the new remake of the classic Karate Kid. Not one of my personal favorites, this has a lot of nostalgia attached to it, no matter what you thought of the film. Many of us were raised having seen this film, and were better human beings for it.
The same can not be said for the people behind this truly uncalled for remake. Today we have the first set of on set photos from the cinematic equivalent of a aged hooker coming out of retirement for one last frolic between the std-infested sheets of her consumers. Enjoy, if you are so inclined.
As you probably know by now, Jaden Smith plays Dre, a skateboarding video game buff who is forced to move to China after his single mother (Taraji P. Henson) is forced to transfer to the China for work. Of course, unable to speak Chinese, Dre finds it hard to settle in, and gets beat up by the local bully. Jackie Chan plays Mr. Han (the Mr. Miyagi character), a maintenance man who spots Dre’s black-eye and offers to teach him both martial arts and Chinese, so he can defend against the students of Li Quan Ha’s Fighting dragon school of Kung-Fu.
Directed by Harald Zwart (The Pink Panther 2) and written by Chris Murphy and Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness). Filming on the remake has begun in Beijing, and is expected to last until mid-October.
(Thanks to /Film for the heads up, and the above synopsis)
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