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    The Karate Kid Trailer 2010 remake

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    Kelly Gingery

    by Kelly Gingery

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    From Sony Pictures, Will Smith's son Jaden Smith stars in this updated version of the 1980's film that starred Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. While the new film will be set in Beijing, China, 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 Smith's character moves to Beijing with his mother, where he encounters a bully situation similar to Macchio's in his new locale. Smith's character will be named Dre instead of Daniel, and take lessons from Chinese martial arts master Mr. Han, played by Jackie Chan. Whereas Daniel Larusso and his mother faced a regional move across the United States in the the first film, the producers say the script will escalate language barrier conflicts and an international collision of world views into the bully-victim-turned-martial-artist tale.