Production: Ken Stovitz, Jerry Weintraub
Screenplay: Christopher Murphey
Story: Robert Mark Kamen
Direction: Harald Zwart
Star-casts: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P Henson, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu and many others
Music: James Horner
Cinematography: Roger Pratt
Editing: Joel Negron
Very often we don’t witness such situations where the starlets conquer the attractions of entire globe, when their dads are still superstars in tinsel town. But Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith has broken those theories and had made it bigger on his part now.
The hot superstar Will Smith was keen on performing larger than life roles and suddenly hop-skipped into heart touching tales that had no fights, no romance. Precisely, his ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ and ‘Seven Pounds’ proved of it, thereby melting down our hearts.
Turning into producer with ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, Will Smith introduced his son Jaden Smith in this film as they played father-son roles, which later won them rave reviews. Now, it’s time for Jaden to join hands with yet another superstar of international masses – Jackie Chan.
To ensure that his son strikes with the right projects, he indorsed for the Karate Kid that had the previous parts turning to be top-drawers across all arenas. This time, director Harald Swart has made some slight changes with these biggest starts coming together.
The film is about a 12 year old guy Dre Parker (Jaden Smith), who moves from USA to China along with his widowed mother. Life seems to be tougher for Dre Parker as his schoolmates never intend to take him as his friend. Rescue comes through Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) as he assures him about teaching Kung-Fu. After fighting all odds that hassle through his way, it’s all about Dre Parker winning appreciations.
Since major portions of the film are set in China, the film was shot across so many regions where the shooting is usually not allowed.
Wudang Mountain is the place where the origin of Kung-Fu had taken place and ‘Karate Kid’ has some brilliant visuals shot there. According to Chinese tradition, The Seventh Day of the Seventh Month is marked as the Valentines Day and some sequences pertaining to this festival is also being included here.
Sony Pictures has already done a great business releasing this film across many centres and a grand star-spangled red carpet premiere is planned.
The film is hitting screens in both English and Tamil.