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The son of Will Smith is to star in a remake of the hit 1984 film The Karate Kid, entertainment industry press reported yesterday.
Jaden Smith, 10, will play the lead role in the new film, which will contain elements of the original movie's plot but is to be set in Beijing and other cities, Daily Variety reported.
Jaden Smith made his feature film debut alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happyness.
The original Karate Kid starred Ralph Macchio as a teen who learns to defend himslef by learning martial arts from an eccentric mentor, played by the late Pat Morita.
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