by: Maggie Loyal
Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith 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 career 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.”