The Kung Fu Kid - Close Up

A few set photos have been released from the upcoming reimagining of the eighties classic The Karate Kid. The new film entitled, The Kung Fu Kid, stars Jaden Smith in the lead role as a troubled youth, and Jackie Chan as his martial arts mentor, Mr. Han. Over at SpoilerTV they’ve posted several photos of what looks like an intense training session between student and teacher.

One things for sure, Chan is no Mr. Miyagi.

Jackie Chan with a mustache? That’s an interesting sight to see. In the film Dre (Smith) is forced to move to China when his mother has to relocate for work. From there he has more than a few problems blending in with the other kids. He becomes the punching back for the school bully, and accumulates enough physical damage that it catches the eye of Mr. Han who wants to help.

The Kung-Fu Kid also stars Taraji P. Henson as Dre’s mother, and is scheduled to hit theaters on June 11, 2010. The film is produced by Will Smith, and directed by Howard Zwart.

What do you think about the first set photos from Kung Fu Kid?