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Smith and Chow on Karate Kid remake

TheKarateKid.jpgI thought that the story of Will Smith and Stephen Chow on a Karate Kid remake was an insane rumour, and denials had come down swift and strong.

Then two stories came out that have turned that around. First Stephen Chow has allegedly confirmed that he's thinking about the Karate Kid remake, and Will Smith has confirmed he's met with Chow and been discussing projects.

So does this mean The Karate Kid remake is going ahead? Looks like it.

The first story from Variety tells of Will Smith at a press junket for I Am Legend talking about the film being held out of China, and at the very end he reveals that he had met with Stephen Chow to discuss developing projects together.

Then there's a story from CRI through Asian Popcorn and Moviehole that Stephen Chow has actually admitted he's been offered the project.

"I'm very fond of 'The Karate Kid' and would love to join in the remake project, no matter as a producer, director or actor. But it depends on my schedule. As you know, next year I will work on two movies, 'Dragon Ball' and 'Journey to the West."

So it does look like Stephen Chow could be playing Mr Myiagi as well as producing and directing!

However we should be careful of the facts in the story that originates from CRI. They are referring to the I Am Legend press event and I'm not entirely sure of context in which Chow mentions Karate Kid. In the press event report from Variety it does say that Smith met with Chow to discuss projects, so it could be Karate Kid, then again…

I'm not sure, the direct quote seems to be the killer though and nails down the idea of a Karate Kid remake, whatever the guise.



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