John Carpenter’s original Big Trouble in Little Chinawas not a box office hit, but it became a cult classic that is revered by its fans. When it was announced that Dwayne Johnson would be remaking the film in 2015, fans were vocal with their feelings about the project.
According to an exclusive in Collider, Hiram Garcia, president of production at Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions and one of the producers of the film updated fans on the status of the film. One of the biggest takeaways from the information Garcia provided is that the film will not be a remake of the original. Instead, it will be a continuation of the first film featuring Kurt Russell as truck driver turned hero Jack Burton.
“There’s a lot of things going on with [Big Trouble in Little China]. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China. You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China. Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character. So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.” he said.
So with Garcia basically stating that Johnson’s Big Trouble film will be a sequel to the original, could we possibly see Johnson reunite with his The Fate of the Furious co-star and original Jack Burton Kurt Russell?
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