No Kurt Russell in BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Reboot?


-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-Don’t expect the reboot of John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China to do as well as 2018’s Halloween in terms of bringing original cast members back into the fold. Whereas Halloween reunited original Laurie Strode and Michael Myers actors (Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle respectively), it sounds like Kurt Russell has little interest in showing up to join Dwayne Johnson in the Big Trouble in Little China reboot.

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In USA Today, Russell wished the project the best of luck, but claims he “probably won’t be” participating:

“[Johnson is] just a really good guy. I like working with him and if he’s going to do it, he and his crew will hopefully be able to come up with something that I guess makes the title work.”

The Big Trouble in Little China reboot has only a shell of an IMDB page, one that doesn’t even hint at a target release date. Still, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you details as they emerge. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, peep the synopsis and trailer for the original Big Trouble in Little China, released in 1986.

Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco’s Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancée to Jack’s best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.

Are you a fan of the original Big Trouble in Little China? Are you disappointed Kurt Russell won’t be involved in the reboot? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!



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