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.