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Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi in Karate Kid remake?

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Tbdjackiechan011609 Like global warming, ineffectual government, and the line at Golden Corral, the spate of the ridiculous remakes marches on. And while we (sadly) already knew The Karate Kid was in the pipeline to be butchered, the latest news is that Jackie Chan may be in Pat Morita's Mr. Miyagi role. Wait, Chan's Chinese -- guess that makes the The Kung Fu Kid, huh?

VP for media relations Steve Elzer confirmed to the AP that Chan is in talks with Columbia Pictures, which is fine by itself, we suppose, but there are other major changes on the horizon. Variety says that the plot moves to "Asia" from California, and will still feature Will Smith's son Jaden as the titular kid.

Filming starts in Beijing this summer. Nausea and upset stomach from the murder of a childhood fave began back when we first heard about the project.

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