Music world’s current teen sensation Justin Bieber follows up his No. 1 hit “Baby” with his latest single “Never Say Never,” the theme song of Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure “The Karate Kid” starring the legendary Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, son of Hollywood superstar Will Smith.
The energetic song, which also features Jaden Smith in back-up vocals, is played during the end credits of the highly anticipated movie. Aside from co-writing the song, Bieber and Jaden Smith also share screen time in the music video that recently premiered online to deafening buzz.
Bieber posted a link to the video for “Never Say Never” on his Twitter page May 31 – quickly rocketing it into the social networking site’s trending topics.
“Never Say Never” is co-written by Adam Messinger, Nasri Atweh, Thaddis Harrell and Omarr Rambert. The record is produced by The Messengers, with vocals produced by Kuk Harrell, with additional rap vocals produced by Omarr Rambert.
In “The Karate Kid,” 12-year-old Dre Parker (Smith) could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s (Taraji P. Henson) career takes them both to China. Dre has a hard time making friends at first but he does make a connection with his classmate Mei Ying – and the feeling is mutual – until cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre makes an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. Dre knows only a little karate, and in the land of kung fu, Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease.
Feeling alone in a foreign land, Dre has no friends to turn to except the maintenance man, Mr. Han (Chan). Secretly a master of kung fu, Mr. Han and Dre begin to train together, building a friendship and moving toward a final showdown with Cheng at a kung fu tournament. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre learns that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Opening across the Philippines on Friday, June 11, “The Karate Kid” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.sonypictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.