Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith Sweeping In For “Karate Kid 2”



and are back to reprise their roles as master and student for the sequel to the 2010 remake of the 1984 classic, “The Karate Kid.” The project, the logline of which is still underwraps, just locked Breck Eisner (“Sahara”) to direct. The original film starred Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, and Elisabeth Shue.

Smith’s breakthrough role came with 2006’s “The Pursuit of Happyness,” where he co-starred alongside his dad, Will “Fresh Prince” Smith. The father-son duo teamed up a second time for M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi disaster “After Earth,” which earned all three of them Razzie awards. Chan is best known throughout his long and storied for his exceptional martial arts skills as well as his surprising comedic timing. American audiences know him as Chris Tucker’s partner in the three “Rush Hour” movies (and is rumored to return for a fourth). Chan also lent his voice to a character in DreamWorks’ 2008 “Kung Fu Panda.”

Smith is repped by and Overbrook Entertainment.
Chan is repped by .



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  1. Well, there is a wonderful chemistry between the heroes. There had to be a sequel. But there would be a mistake in seeing it as only a fighting movie. . .. It ws successful for many reasons and one of them not being narrowed to only a kung fu genre. Plus being more than the previous installments were – with all due respects to the other karate kids.

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