Jackie Chan confirmed for Karate Kid

Jackie Chan set to star in Karate Kid remake

Jackie Chan has confirmed he will play the wise kung-fu master in a Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit “The Karate Kid”.

Chan’s young disciple in “Kung Fu Kid” will be played by Jaden Smith, the son of Hollywood superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith/


In “The Karate Kid,” Pat Morita originally played the iconic building handyman Mr. Miyagi who trains one of his young tenants, portrayed by Ralph Macchio, into an accomplished fighter.


“Kung Fu Kid” is being directed by Harald Zwart, who most recently directed “The Pink Panther 2”.