Big news on Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming version of Big Trouble In Little China is that it is in fact not a remake but yet a sequel to the John Carpenter’s cult classic.
It will be interesting to see how the visuals will compare to the original also how Dwayne will compare to Kurt Russell’s iconic performance. The details we have on the upcoming project is 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. That was a full quote from Hiram Garcia, president of Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.