I’m not sure how it happened, but I totally forgot that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was working on a new Big Trouble in Little China film. Maybe it’s because it’s been three years since that news first came out. Or it could also be that there likely hasn’t been much other news on the project since then.
Collider has just fixed that void by sharing an intriguing bit of new information: the new Little China film won’t be a remake. According to an upcoming interview the site had with one of the film’s producers, Hiram Garcia, the site learned that the new film will actually be a sequel.
“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.”
Call it a hunch, but I have a feeling Johnson, Garcia and company will probably approach Kurt Russell to see if he’d be willing to reprise the role of Jack Burton. Again, just a guess on my part- but I find it surprising and a bit of a relief that the Rock will be play a new character instead of a Burton himself.
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