Official poster of "Karate Kid" [Sony Pictures]
Korean pop sensation Rain and Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan have come together to create a music video promoting the most recent works of both stars, according to the Rain's agency J.Tune Entertainment on Wednesday.
A press release from J.Tune stated that the music video, aimed at promoting Rain's current single "Hip Song" and Chan's upcoming action flick "The Karate Kid", will be produced by famed actor Will Smith and feature the Korean singer's song and scenes from the Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid".
The martial artist and singer had first met when Rain visited China to participate in the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They had maintained a friendship ever since, the two visiting each other at events and concerts.
"The Karate Kid", starring actor Will Smith's son Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, is about Dre Parker who is faced with a new environment and culture after moving to China. He is faced with a bully at his new school and learns kung fu from Mr. Han.
The music video will be revealed on May 24 while "The Karate Kid" is set to open in theaters on June 10.
Rain, who made his debut into the music industry in 2002, is known as one of the most popular entertainers in the Asian region.
He has also ventured into acting starring in hits series "Sang Doo! Let's go to school" and "Full House". He then expanded his acting career into Hollywood, appearing in action film "Speed Racer" and martial arts picture "Ninja Assassin" last year.
He is currently promoting his title track "Love Song" and "Hip Song" from his special album "BACK TO THE BASIC".
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