It seems that a remake of an 80s classic might have one more signed on to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackie Chan is in negotiations for The Karate Kid remake.
The legendary actor is in talks to portray the martial arts mentor, much like Mr. Miyagi, which Pat Morita made famous in the original film and subsequent sequel. Jaden Smith has already signed on to portray the lead, who is picked on by bullies until he's taken under the wing of his mentor.
Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks) has also just signed on to direct the remake, which is being developed at Columbia Pictures, from a script by Chris Murphy. It is said that they aim to start production possibly this year in Beijing. Jaden Smith's father, Will Smith, is also producing the remake with his Overbrook Pictures partners James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz along with the original franchise producer, Jerry Weintraub.