In Case You Thought Anything Was Sacred, They’re Remaking The Karate Kid

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This, too, is true. Your cast includes Jaden Smith — son of Will — as the eponymous Kid, and no less a personage than Jackie Chan as the aging master Mr. Miyagi. Behind the camera: one Harald Zwart, the cinematic legend behind One Night at McCool’s and Pink Panther 2. It’s nice to know the cultural treasures of my childhood are in good hands. (Yes, that’s how you spell his name. What can he do, the dude is Dutch.)

Judging from the Variety story, the premise of the new version must be a bit different, since it’s set in Asia. That’s all I know.

Sweep the leg, Johnny.