The Karate Kid is a 2010 Chinese-American martial arts action drama film directed by Harald Zwart. It stars Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson in lead roles, and it was produced by Jerry Weintraub, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jaden's parents Will and Jada. The screenplay by Christopher Murphey was from the story written by Robert Mark Kamen for the original 1984 film of the same name. Unlike the original, this remake is set in China, and features Kung Fu instead of Karate. The film's music was composed by James Horner.
Principal photography took place in Beijing, China and filming began around July 2009 and ended on October 16, 2009.The Karate Kid was released theatrically worldwide on June 11, 2010 by Sony Pictures. The Karate Kid received mixed reviews and it earned $359.1 million on a $40 million budget. The plot concerns 12-year-old Dre (Smith) from Detroit,Michigan who moves to Beijing, China with his mother (Taraji P. Henson) and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully (Zhenwei Wang). He makes an unlikely ally in the form of an aging maintenance man, Mr. Han (Chan), a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets of self-defense.
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.