Dwayne Johnson Heading Up Remake Of ‘Big Trouble In Little China’

Reports broke late yesterday that Dwayne Johnson is to star in a remake of the cult favorite 'Big Trouble In Little China', which starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter.

The Hollywood remake machine is kicking out yet another reboot, but this time its of a movie, which was perfect the first time out the gate.

Reports broke late yesterday that Dwayne Johnson is to star in a remake of the cult favorite ‘Big Trouble In Little China’, which starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter.

The movies story centred on an all American trucker who gets drawn into a centuries old mystical battle in China town. The film is much loved by fans due to its crazy story and some priceless, but often quoted one liners from its star.

Dwayne Johnson, who has just enjoyed a huge opening weekend with his latest movie ‘San Andreas’ is in talks to both star in and produce the remake.

The original movie only made a meek 11 million dollars when it was released in the 80s, but much like ‘Tron’ and many other movies made at around that time. It found an audience and gained cult status when it was released into the home video market of the 80s.

While a new version of this film may look really great with modern FX and such. I somehow doubt we will see as fun a performance from Dwayne Johnson on this than we got from Kurt Russell. No disrespect is meant to Dwayne Johnson in my saying that. I just feel that this is a case of a remake to far. ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ for me is one of those movies that defines the era in which it was made.

 

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One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    3 June 2015 at 1:06 am -

    I just re-watched the original, and I couldn’t agree more. I’ll probably rent the remake on a rainy day, but I’ll be treating them as separate stories.

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