Jackie Chan & The Kung Fu Kid

I just read here that Jackie Chan is going to be starring in a remake of the 1984 classic The Karate Kid.  The Karate Kid was a huge part of my youth, influencing me to do karate chops and crane kicks all around the neighborhood.  According to IMDB, there are a few differences in the remake, some in the plot, but they’re also changing the name to “Kung Fu Kid”.  As much as I like Jackie Chan, I don’t think he possesses the same mysteriousness that made Mr. Myagi so awesome.

In related awesomeness, I met Pat Morita at a restaurant in Disney World back in the day.  He was awesome enough to sign a headshot for me…

Pat Morita, Mr. Myagi signed headshot
Pat Morita, Mr. Myagi signed headshot

via WTOP & EW.