Original Karate Kid Slams Remake
The original KARATE KID has lashed out at plans for a big budget remake of the hit franchise - urging Hollywood producers to leave classic films alone.
Ralph MACchio shot to international fame as a teenager when he landed the part of Daniel LaRusso in the first Karate Kid movie.
He went on to star in two sequels before the mantle was passed to a young Hilary Swank in 1994's The Next Karate Kid.
Now the role is to be taken on by Will Smith's 10-year-old son, Jayden, in a new version of the original movie, which will be co-produced by the youngster's famous father.
And MACchio is adamant that the new film won't be a hit with the public - because too many movies are ruined by remakes.
He tells MTV.com, "It feels pretty good that some people are pretty angry that they're trying to remake The Karate Kid. It feels good that the public feels you don't touch certain things. Some times you go back to that, and probably shouldn't.
From my personal view, the filling the void of what Mr. Miyagi was - and the magic of that character - is going to be the toughest task. I (also) dont know where the romantic story-arc goes (with Smiths Daniel) at that age.