Smith’s “Kung Fu Kid” Begins Filming

The Will Smith-produced remake of the 1984 family hit “The Karate Kid” has scored the official title of “Kung Fu Kid” according to The Associated Press.

Filming kicked off on Saturday in Beijing on the co-production between the state-run China Film Group and Columbia Pictures.

‘Kid’ stars Jaden Smith as the titular student and Jackie Chan as the wise kung-fu master. Harald Zwart (“Pink Panther 2”) directs.

Producer Ken Stovitz confirmed the story will be set in modern-day Beijing and filming will continue for three months.