Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is in negotiations to both star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter’s 1986 cult classic “Big Trouble in Little China” at 20th Century Fox.
Johnson would play Jack Burton, an all-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
“X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will pen the project while Johnson and producing partners Dany and Hiram Garcia will produce. The trio pitched the remake to Fox as the original is one of Johnson’s all time favorite films.
Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall starred in the original which, though a box-office failure, quickly became a cult classic and is often considered one of the most iconic of 1980s movies.
Source: The Wrap