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"The Karate Kid" (2010)

The scoop on the 2010 remake of "The Karate Kid" including photos, trailer, interviews, poster and cast list for this action drama starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

Movie Synopsis: 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying—and the feeling is mutual—but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

"The Karate Kid" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the movie "The Karate Kid" starring Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith and Han Wen Wen.

"Karate Kid" Sequel in the Works
(June 2010) Well, actually, "The Karate Kid 2" already exists so this would the sequel to the remake of "The Karate Kid," but not a remake of the original sequel. "Karate Kid 2 Take 2?" Whatever you label it, Columbia Pictures is in fact moving forward on a sequel to the surprise first place box office finisher.

Exclusive Jaden Smith Interview
2010's a big year for Jaden Smith. Not only is he the star of a major film - Columbia Pictures' "The Karate Kid" - he was also named ShoWest's 2010 Breakthrough Male Star of the Year at the annual gathering of theater owners.

On the Red Carpet - Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith
Jackie Chan plays mentor to Jaden Smith in the new 2010 edition of "The Karate Kid." On the red carpet at the premiere of the Columbia Pictures film, the twosome had nothing but praise for each other and promised "Karate Kid 2" is on the way.

"The Karate Kid" Premiere Photos
Gallery of "The Karate Kid" premiere photos featuring Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P Henson, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Harald Zwart, Ralph Macchio, WenWen Han, Zhenwei Wang, James Caviezel, Steven R McQueen, BooBoo Stewart, HKeke Palmer, Madeline Carroll, Lauren Sanchez, Madison Pettis, Martin Kove, Quinton Aaron, Regina King, Ryan Ochoa, Tatyana Ali, and William Zabka.

On the Red Carpet - Taraji P Henson
Taraji P Henson plays a single mom who moves with her young son (played by Jaden Smith) to China in the 2010 version of "The Karate Kid." At the premiere of the Columbia Pictures film, Henson talked about her character and bonding with Jaden Smith.

On the Red Carpet - Will Smith and Director Harald Zwart
Will Smith didn't want to take the attention away from his son Jaden at the premiere of "The Karate Kid," so he let Jaden do all the talking for the family. But director Harald Zwart was definitely willing to chat up his film on the red carpet.

On the Red Carpet - Ralph Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, showed up at the premiere of the 2010 version of "The Karate Kid" to show his support for the new action film that features Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's son, Jaden, in the title role.

"The Karate Kid" Poster
Jaden Smith strikes an action pose on the teaser poster for "The Karate Kid."

Official "The Karate Kid" Website
Columbia Pictures' official site for the action movie "The Karate Kid." Release Date: June 11, 2010

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