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Monday, 30 March 2009

The Karate Kid is Dead. Long Live the Kung-Fu Kid.

Don't worry Ralph Macchio is still alive and kicking. This is all about the proposed remake of the original 1984 classic that so many of us grew up with. Jaden Smith (Will's kid) is down as the kid and Jackie Chan is going to be Mr Miyagi. Plus the action has moved to Beijing. That is all old news of course.

Jackie Chan has let slip that this remake is actually going to be called Kung Fu Kid, not Karate Kid.

"They don't want to call it Karate Kid any more," Chan said. "They want to call it The Kung Fu Kid." He quickly changed topics and unfortunately didn't add any more about as to why this change was being made.

I just can't get any excitement going for this remake. All the sequels were just remakes of the original idea anyway. What do you think of the rename?

Leave a comment on this post below.



The Russian said...

Pointless! 'Karate' or 'Kung-Fu', it's all the same - won't stop this from being one all-mighty stinker.
Wax on ... f**k off!

Head Hero said...

Everywhere I read, there is no expectation for this film at all.
I can't believe the people making this movie wouldn't notice that.
"People will love this movie!"
Maybe they should look on something called the Internet and read what people have to say.