The script is being written by Chris Murphy, and the film will shoot next year in Beijing and other cities. While the new film will be set in that exotic locale, it will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor.
Jaden is more than qualified because as stated, Smith is a martial arts practioner. Even though he’s 10. And Ralph Macchio’s character was 16. Is this going to be like The Karate Kid at all? The most bullies do in fourth grade is call you names. Using karate to kick their asses might be a little much. Although… breaking their femurs would probably get them to stop calling you “doodiehead.” Okay, I changed my mind. This could work.