by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
A while back it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was looking to star in a remake of the cult classic Big Trouble In Little China. If anyone can pull off big action with self-deprecating humor it’s the People’s Champ. But he’s signed on for so many things that this project seems to have fallen to the wayside.
Even though the general public might have forgotten about it Johnson sure hasn’t and even wanted to give fans an update. In an interview with Fandango promoting his upcoming action/comedy Central Intelligence, the former World Champ gave us some encouraging words regarding it:
That’s happening, man! That’s happening, that’s happening. And again, that’s one of those things where you gotta take really good care of it.
To me, that sounds like it’s not really on the top of his To-Do List. But who can blame him. The man is just finishing up with the Baywatch feature film that could launch into a series. With the Fast and Furious franchise, the upcoming Robert Ludlum movie universe looking to be launched on his back and various other things like a sequel to last year’s San Andreas and a possible Doc Savage film, Johnson would really need to clone himself to do everything that he’s gunning for.
Still it’s nice to think that Johnson has this on his mind. If not Kurt Russell I’d want him in that tank top raising hell in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
We’ll keep you updated with any further news but I’d expect this to go quiet for a little while.
2 thoughts on “The Rock Still Wants to Stir up ‘Big Trouble in Little China’”
Big Trouble in Little China is one of those films that is loved for being a little bit rubbish. While on some level, I like the original, I think it’s one of those films that has a lot of room for improvement, and with today’s possibilities, it might make for a fun adventure flick. I feel a bit contrary however, in that I’m not altogether down with Hollywood rehashing its own history, over and over. It’s a trend I see no immediate end to. That concerns me.
Totally agree, Gareth!