Big Trouble in Little China Remake: The Rock in Talks to Star

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In what looks to be fifth John Carpenter film to be remade (with Escape from New York always looming), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations to star in a new iteration of Big Trouble in Little China, written by X-Men: First Class’ Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. 

The Wrap reports Johnson would play Jack Burton, the dopey, all-American arrogant trucker made so beloved by Kurt Russell in 1986. Russell starred in the original film with Kim Cattrall and James Hong. That film saw Burton get entangled in a mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown and has become a touchstone and favorite for so many. 

Undeniably, The Rock has that unreal charm and an action/comedy of Big Trouble in Little China‘s heights and personality could be the perfect fit for the performer. Can a remake reach them? 

Both Kurt Russell The Rock recently appeared in Furious 7, but sadly did not share any screentime.