The upcoming “Halloween” revival has not only original director John Carpenter’s blessing but also his active involvement to the point of him doing the film’s score. Don’t expect the same for the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-led “Big Trouble in Little China” remake however.
The 1986 fantasy action-comedy feature was a famously costly flop at the time, but in the years since it has become a beloved cult classic with plenty of critical re-evaluation and praise with Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton character’s dialogue and many other elements such as the memorable villain Lo Pan having become iconic.
In 2015, Johnson became attached to a new version of the film with producer Hiram Garcia confirming earlier this year it’s a sequel with Johnson playing a new character. Asked by CinemaBlend this week about his thoughts on the film, Carpenter was blunt as hell: “They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson. That’s what they want. So they just picked that title. They don’t give a s–t about me and my movie. That movie wasn’t a success.”
Johnson’s been linked for a while but the film hasn’t really set any production schedule or release dates at this point.