THE KARATE KID Has a New Trailer – Starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson

     February 23, 2010

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A second trailer for the remake of The Karate Kid has been released.  If you saw the first trailer, you know the remake follows the same beats as the first film, except it takes place in China.  Also, Jackie Chan plays the Mr. Miyagi character.  Saying that, the new trailer is slick and very well put together.  I’m confident kids who haven’t seen the original are going to eat this film up.  Sony must be confident in the movie as they’re releasing it on June 11 – the heart of the summer.  Hit the jump to check it out:

Here’s the synopsis:

In Columbia Pictures’ The Karate Kid, 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. Starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson. Directed by:Harald Zwart

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