Jackie Chan In Talks For ‘Karate Kid' Remake

Will Smith to co-produce

After over 30 years of martial arts mayhem, Jackie Chan may be ready to pass on his skills to the next generation – as Mr. Miyagi.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Rush Hour”  and "Rumble in the Bronx" star is in talks to play the role of the iconic mentor in the Columbia remake of “The Karate Kid.”

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Jaden Smith, Will’s son, is set to star in the title role, which Ralph Macchio made famous in the 1984 film. The movie’s setting is changing from the U.S. to China, though it will reportedly follow a similar story as the first, about a martial arts expert who trains a bullied young boy.

Will is producing the film along with James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz’s Overbrook Entertainment, as well as Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original film.

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