Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi?

Another day, another remake.  As previously announced, Columbia Pictures will be remaking The Karate Kid with Will Smith's son Jaden Smith filling the shoes of Ralph Macchio.  But, the news coming today from The Hollywood Reporter is that Jackie Chan will be filling in as Mr. Miyagi, the role that was taken on by the late Pat Morita.

Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks) will be directing the remake written by Chris Murphy.  Columbia is looking to start shooting this year with Will Smith's Overbrook Pictures producing alongside original producer, Jerry Weintraub.

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