Jackie Chan In Final Negotiations For 'Karate Kid'
Reported by Jay Cochran - 07:30 AM 2009.01.14
Karate star Jackie Chan is said to be in final negotiations to star in a re-make of the classic 'Karate Kid' movie. Chan would play the mentor role to actor Jaden Smith. The new film will borrow elements of the original plot and be directed by Harald Zwart with Chris Murphy doing the screenplay. Jerry Weintraub, who was the man behind the original 1984 movie is producing it alongside Overbrook Entertainment's James Lassiter, Will Smith and Ken Stovitz. China Film Group Corp. will co-produce in China.