Sony Pictures and EPK.tv sent us over some video footage of the ShoWest Presentation of the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. There's quite a bit of negative buzz around this film, but I think it looks pretty cool. It's been long enough since the first one and it's not like a new version of it is going to be irreverent or something. It's not like they're remaking The Godfather or Star Wars. Come on. Anyway, it features the Award Presentation,Jaden Smith Soundbites, Press Line B-roll, and ShoWest B-roll. After the jump, you can check out two different video montages.
In Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
The Karate Kid was directed by Harald Zwart and stars Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan,and Taraji P. Henson.
The movie comes out on June 11th.