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Jaden Smith in The Karate KidOkay all you 80s fanatics, it's time to embrace the new. We've been aware of a Karate Kid remake for some time now (with the purists claiming that this was a classic that should have been left alone) but now the film's official images have gone online and it looks like Jaden 'son of Will' Smith not only fills Ralph Macchio's shoes - he high-kicks them into next week.

Click through for the pics... Jaden Smith in The Karate KidOkay all you 80s fanatics, it's time to embrace the new. We've been aware of a Karate Kid remake for some time now (with the purists claiming that this was a classic that should have been left alone) but now the film's official images have gone online and it looks like Jaden 'son of Will' Smith not only fills Ralph Macchio's shoes - he high-kicks them into next week.

Whether there's any waxing on or waxing off shenanigans in the movie we're not sure. Nor can we tell if the kid in question will crane-kick a bunch of bullies into submission.

What we do know, though, is Jaden Smith will play Dre, who has to relocate to China when his mum's (Taraji P. Henson) job forces her to move there. Jackie Chan plays Mr Han (not Mr Miyagi from the original) a maintenance man who teaches the unhappy boy some handy kick-ass moves.

In a recent interview with People Magazine, Jaden Smith revealed that he trained for four months with the film's fight coordinator and became wise in the disciplines that come with learning karate. "His dad told me that Jaden had changed," says Jackie Chan. "When he takes his shoes off, he doesn't throw them in the corner, but puts them away neatly!"

The Karate Kid is in cinemas from 18 June 2010.

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