The John Carpenter cult classic [Big Trouble in Little China], released in 1986 was far from a box-office success at the time. The film has since found life over the decades and has earned itself a chance at being re-imaged in the modern day and age of cinema. Or so we thought. Hiram Garcia of Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production Company, was asked about the status of the upcoming project. Hiram shed some new light on what we can expect from the film:
“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.”
It sounds like plans for a “Reboot” have changed. Dwayne Johnson will not take on the role of the iconic Jack Burton played by 80’s star Kurt Russell. But will playing a new character in a sequel to the 80’s film. No, solid news yet has come fourth about when we can expect the film. And Dwayne Johnson has been tied to many upcoming projects, such as ‘Disney’s The Jungle Cruise,’ ‘Fast and Furious spin-off‘ Hobbs and Shaw, as well as his original thriller, ‘Red Notice,’ ‘Jumanji 3’ and DC film ‘Black Adam.’ Only time will tell if ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ will ever get off the ground.
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