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Slideshow: 24-Image Gallery of ‘The Karate Kid’ Chicago Premiere Event

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Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan on the Red Carpet in Chicago

CHICAGO – May 26th marked a special Chicago Premiere of “The Karate Kid,” the remake of the 1984 classic, this time around starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. Smith and Chan participated in the Street Festival Event while greeting admirers. Executive Producer Will Smith even made a quick appearance.

The Karate Kid in this story has a Detroit boy (Jaden Smith) moving to China with his single mother (Taraji P. Henson). Feeling isolated and bullied, the kid turns to his apartment maintenance man (Jackie Chan) to teach him the true art of Kung Fu. The movie opens everywhere June 11th.

Click “Next” and “Previous to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images photographed by Barry Brecheisen for © 2010 Columbia Tristar Marketing Group

  1. KarateKid1: Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan on the Red Carpet in Chicago
  2. KarateKid2: Chicago Bear Israel Idonije, Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan with Bears Jerseys
  3. KarateKid3: Chicago DJ Tony Sculfield Interviews Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith
  4. KarateKid4: Another Shot of Jaden and Jackie
  5. KarateKid5: Israel Idonije of the Chicago Bears
  6. KarateKid6: Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls
  7. KarateKid7: Jackie Chan Greets the Fans
  8. KarateKid8: Jaden Smith Signs Some Autographs
  9. KarateKid9: Will Smith Gets Caught on the Carpet
  10. KarateKid10: Activities at the ‘The Karate Kid’ Chicago Special Event
  11. KarateKid11: Martial Arts Demonstration at the Chicago Premiere of ‘The Karate Kid’
  12. KarateKid12: Successful Try at the High Kick Challenge
  13. KarateKid13: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
  14. KarateKid14: Israel Idonije Talks to Some Fans
  15. KarateKid15: More Jackie Chan With Chicago DJ Tony Sculfield and Jaden Smith
  16. KarateKid16: More Fun With Jackie Chan and Fans
  17. KarateKid17: Jaden Smith Accommodates Autograph Requests
  18. KarateKid18: Jaden’s Dad Will Smith Also Willing to Sign
  19. KarateKid19: Jackie Chan Applies His Signature
  20. KarateKid20: Chinese Dragon Celebrates ‘The Karate Kid’
  21. KarateKid21: Some Drummers Drumming at the Chicago Premiere of ‘The Karate Kid’
  22. KarateKid22: Event Participants Strike their Best Kung Fu Pose
  23. KarateKid23: Many Activities at ‘The Karate Kid’ Chicago Street Festival
  24. KarateKid24: Happy Fan Shows Off a Special Tattoo

“The Karate Kid” opens everywhere June 11th. Featuring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson, written by Christopher Murphey and directed by Harold Zwart. Rated “PG”.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2010 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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