Yes, it’s true. In 2010, Hollywood is releasing a remake of “The Karate Kid” and you can watch the trailer above.
The 1984 original, starring Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi (oh, sorry, Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita), remains a classic to this day. This version, though, takes the exact same story and slightly tweaks it. In both movies, a young, inner city youth moves to a different place and starts to get bullied. He is then befriended by a martial arts master, trains, and faces his foes head on. The differences are that it’s now Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son) as the lead, he moves to Asia instead of California, the master is now Jackie Chan, and all the kids are younger. And I’m sure the music will not be as awesome as Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” or “You’re the Best.”
“The Karate Kid” opens June 11, 2010. Put your kid in front of this trailer and let us know – do they want to see it? Or do they just want to watch the original again?