Another Karate Kid? Yes, sensei!
Will the madness never end? Here we go again: A remake of The Karate Kid is reportedly in the works, with Will Smith's 10-year-old son Jaden playing the lead role.
Firstshowing.net reports that "Columbia presidents Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach have been trying to find a way to bring back the series and apparently this it." Jerry Weintraub, the producer of the original 1984 flick, could be on tap to produce again, says Firstshowing, but other Web rumors say that Will Smith may take over that role.
The story line would be the same, and Jaden is already busy with martial arts lessons, say multiple sources.
With Pat "Mr. Miyagi" Morita's passing in 2005, we nominate Ralph Macchio, who clearly could use the work, to assume the role of karate master. Here's a list of great dialogue to start practicing on, Ralph.
TOP 5 MR. MIYAGI LINES FROM THE KARATE KID:
5. "Walk on road ... Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later ... squish."
4. "What'sa matter, you some kind of girl or something?"
3. "Not bonsai, BANZAI!"
2. "Wax on ... wax off. Wax on ... wax off."
1. "Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything."
[AP photo: Jaden and Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness]