Hey all, Jay here.
Big Trouble in Little China is a very special film to me. As a kid in the 80’s there were few as badass and cool as Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton. (He was second only to Snake Plissken in my eyes.) So while I’ll concede that Dwayne Johnson’s charisma is the closest we’ve come to Kurt Russell’s, it’s going to be nearly impossible to match that amazing supporting cast. Wang, Gracie, Egg, Lo Pan, I loved each one of those characters. Let’s be fair, James Hong could still play Lo Pan but I don’t think they’ll ever find another Victor Wong.
by: S. Scott Stanikmas
I may have dogged San Andreas, but I love the movies Dwayne Johnson puts out. Most of them are simple action flicks that you can waste many afternoons just lazing around watching.
So this sounds right up Johnson’s alley. After an amazing box office weekend for his latest film, The Wrap is reporting that the action star will now be front and center in the remake of the John Carpenter classic Big Trouble in Little China.
The premise stays the same: Johnson will play Jack Burton, a blue-collar trucker who gets sucked into an ages-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Burton wasn’t really the hero of the film, so Johnson would be probably be top billed but playing second in command. But this would give the action star a chance to flex his comedic muscle as well.
Reports are coming in that say the script is currently under development. Spearheading this script are X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz.
You have to wonder if Dwayne Johnson ran this by Kurt Russell when the two were doing press tours for Furious 7 this year. Maybe The Rock was asking for some pointers on how to lay the smack down on Lo Pan.