Sony has released three clips from the remake of The Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. I saw the world premiere of The Karate Kid at ShoWest and while I didn’t love the film, I still think it’s going to be a huge movie for Sony and one of the bigger films of the summer. If you’d like to watch the video blog I did with Peter from Slashfilm after seeing the film, click here. Otherwise, hit the jump for the clips and the synopsis. The Karate Kid gets released June 11th.
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.