Jackie Chan may be the next Mr. Miyagi

Jackie Chan is in negotiations to star in Columbia Picture’s remake of 80’s hit The Karate Kid. Chan would play the role of Mr. Miyagi, originally played by the late Pat Morita. These developments are according to a posting by The Hollywood Reporter. Columbia also just signed Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, upcoming The Pink …
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Jaden Smith to play new Karate Kid

Columbia Pictures has been looking to revive the 1984 hit The Karate Kid, and it looks like they are now prepping the remake as a star vehicle for Will Smith’s son Jaden, according to Variety. Ocean’s 11 producer Jerry Weintraub, who also guided the original film, along with Will Smith’s company Overbrook Entertainment, will produce …
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Pursuit of Happyness Trailer

A struggling salesman (Will Smith) takes custody of his son (Will’s real-life son Jaden) as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. The Pursuit of Happyness will be in theaters this holiday season on December 15, 2006. There is also a behind the scenes piece with Will Smith talking about working with his son, and about the actual journey of …
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Covenant, King’s Men, Gridiron and More Fall Previews

Sony’s Fall slate of films includes a good mix of the Oscar-bait, including the much-anticipated All the King’s Men, which was written and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian, the horror, including The Covenant and The Grdge 2, which is a sequel to the 2004 hit, the inspirational, including The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith, and Gridiron Gang, recalling the true life story of a detention camp …
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Smith ‘Gains’ New Projects

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Smith is attached to star in the upcoming film Seven Pounds for Columbia Pictures and will produce the film alongside his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter.  Seven Pounds was written by Grant Nieporte, and tells the story of a man who inadvertently falls in love with a woman while attempting to kill himself. Sort of a depressed Hitch, I guess. …
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