It’s not like this hasn’t happened to others before…

Back in December I wrote, regarding the Karate Kid remake:

Angry, because I’m not convinced The Karate Kid needs a remake. But also because the movie studios can’t even do an original movie any more. Let me help them out a little – make a movie called The Kung Fu Kid. Similar plot, but have the kid learning Kung Fu, and get Jackie Chan to play the old master. There you go – that has winner written all over it… You can send the cheque directly to me.

So, what did I read today? Here’s a quote:

Jackie Chan is in final negotiations to join the Columbia Pictures remake of “The Karate Kid.”… Set in an exotic Asian locale, the new film will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth (Smith) learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor (Chan).

Hold on a minute? They’ve just ripped off my remake idea. Where’s my money?!

Not only that, they are still calling it “Karate Kid”, yet everyone knows that Jackie Chan is Chinese not Japanese. So they can’t even rip off my ideas correctly!

Which reminds me of the time my apartment building decided to offer residents Tai Chi classes. I was interested, until I saw the instructor was a white Australian woman. You don’t learn French cooking from a black American. And you don’t learn Tai Chi from a white Australian. The rules are pretty simple people!

Ripped off by Hollywood

8 thoughts on “Ripped off by Hollywood

  • February 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    If it wasn’t Jackie Chan it was going to be Jet Li, but I’m dubious of his english ability. There hasn’t been an actor out of Japan in a long time that they could use and Hollywood is too scared to discover new talent.

    Do you think they’ll pass Jackie off as being Japanese?

    How do you think a young black kid ended up in an exotic country? I suspect that he will be the son of a banker in Hong Kong who goes to an International School.

  • February 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    LOL! Is HK considered an “exotic” location? Possibly to Americans. :-)

    If they try and pass Jackie off as Japanese, I think the Japanese community will riot. Maybe they’ll just make him Chinese, but he happens to know Karate instead of Kung Fu because he was adopted by a Japanese family?

    Then again, they are trying to pass of Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li…

  • February 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Just read that it will be in exotic Beijing, I’m sure the Jaden’s/Daniel’s mother/father will be in the construction business, or maybe Starbucks, Toyota Dealership? An English teacher? Black Basketball coach?

    Did you know that Memoirs of a Geisha was banned in China because it was full of Chinese actors pretending to be Japanese?

    Have you seen the trailer for Transformers aka General Motors 2? It’s going to feature the GM Volt (Their electric plugin/combustion range extender) called Jolt, subtle brainwashing there. Was there ever a transformer called Jolt?

  • February 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    LOL @ the IMDB forum

    Is Will Smith out of his f-ing mind?!

    This is about as welcome as a sequel to Top Gun.

    Is there a place to officialy protest against this?

    You simply cannot remake Karate Kid…



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