Chan was interviewed the People’s Choice Awards and had this to say.
Thanks to JadenSmith.org:
“We just finished the movie, ‘Karate Kid,’” Jackie Chan told me Wednesday at the People’s Choice Awards. “Um, the ‘Kung Fu Kid.’”
“I don’t know [what it’s going to be called],” Chan admitted of the film, which is due to hit theaters in June. “Probably ‘Kung Fu Kid’ in China and ‘Karate Kid’ in America. Maybe a different title? I don’t know. But mostly we’ve called it ‘The Kung Fu Kid.’”
“It’s a totally different story; a totally different story,” Chan insisted, arguing that the movie is not a strict remake. “I was in China, Jaden [Smith] was all the way from America. [The family moves] to China, then they see me, then it’s [about] how I teach him martial arts.”
I really don’t care what this film is called, either way I have no interest in it. I mean, Jackie Chan has been stale in his last few films, and Jaden Smith has proven in his previous roles that he can’t act and is only cast because of his parents.
Its not unknown for films to have different titles in one country than another.
What are your thoughts?