I realize there’s been this whole resurgence of 80s nostalgia going on lately (what with properties like Transformers and G.I. Joe becoming major film franchises and a possible resurrection of Ghostbusters to name a few!)
But the fact that The Karate Kid is getting remade makes me feel…old. *Gasp!*
Considering that Jaden Smith has been cast as the lead, it was only a matter of time before the filmmakers found an actor to fill the shoes of the late Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi.
The folks over at Entertainment Weekly have confirmed that Jackie Chan will play the new Miyagi to Smith’s Daniel-san (or whatever character he’ll be playing!)
Mind you, I have nothing against Chan personally.
I was always “Meh!” towards the Rush Hour films, and haven’t sat through too terribly many of his action films from Hong-Kong.
But, I digress, ladies and germs.
Does anyone really care about a Karate Kid remake?
Source: Entertainment Weekly