The Karate Kid (2010 film)

''The Karate Kid'', known as ''The Kung Fu Dream'' in China, is a 2010 wuxia martial arts drama film directed by Harald Zwart, and part of ''The Karate Kid'' series. It stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in lead roles, and it was produced by Jerry Weintraub, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jaden's parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The plot concerns 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) from Detroit, Michigan who moves to Beijing, China with his mother (Taraji P. Henson) and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully (Zhenwei Wang). He makes an unlikely ally in the form of an aging maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets of self-defense. The screenplay by Christopher Murphey was from the story written by Robert Mark Kamen for the original ''The Karate Kid''. Unlike the original, this remake is set in China, and, despite the movie's misleading title, features Kung Fu instead of Japanese-Okinawan Karate. The film's music was composed by James Horner. It is an international co-production between China, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Principal photography took place in Beijing, China, and filming began in July 2009 and ended on October 16, 2009. ''The Karate Kid'' was released theatrically worldwide on June 11, 2010, by Sony Pictures. The film earned $359 million on a $40 million budget. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published in 2013
doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-3701.2013.03.002
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