John Carpenter Comments on Big Trouble in Little China Remake


Many fans were worried when it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be starring in a remake of Big Trouble in Little China, though the former pro wrestler assured that he hoped to bring John Carpenter on board. Today, Carpenter himself comments on the news, so read on!

In an interview with Speakeasy, the iconic director revealed that he hasn’t yet been directly approached about the remake, and his stance in regards to the project, more or less, is that he’ll be happy as long as he gets a big ole paycheck in the mail.

It’s very early in the process,” Carpenter told Speakeasy in an email. “I haven’t spoken to Dwayne Johnson about any of this. I’m ambivalent about a remake. On the other hand, it depends on how much they pay me.”

It would be hard if not impossible to replace Kurt Russell as Jack Burton,” Carpenter said of the casting choice. “On the other hand, Johnson has a comic touch in his performances, so perhaps.”

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Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the script with Johnson, and his producing partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are on board to produce through their 7 Bucks Entertainment banner.

The original Big Trouble in Little China starred Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown between warring clans.

More as it comes.

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