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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Will not be a Remake

Published on August 31st, 2018 | Updated on August 31st, 2018 | By FanFest

It was announced in 2015 that Dwayne Johnson would be starring and producing in some sort of “remake” or version of Big Trouble in Little China. This came with mixed emotions from fans, as many remakes do. The argument is a question. Why do you need to remake a classic? Why even touch it? It makes sense.

Big Trouble in Little China was released in 1986 with Kurt Russell starring as Jack Burton. He is the hero of the action film that just seems to spiral into a very weird place, which made fans fall for it.

Dwayne Johnson has a lot going on, to say the least, so news about the remake has been sparse.

He is shooting Disney’s Jungle Cruise right now alongside Emily Blunt, and will then begin shooting the Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw. He will also return to shoot the second sequel to Jumanji, and Red Notice with Gal Gadot all in the next year.

 

Collider recently got to speak with the production president at Dwayne Johnson’s Seven bucks Productions, Hiram Garcia. He is also going to be a producer on the new version of the film. He had a lot to say about what we can expect:

“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.”

The one thing that stands out here is the revelation that the plan is not to to an actual “remake.” Instead, the film will be a continuation of the story that Big Trouble in Little China presented.

He gets that you can’t replace a film like this, which is the best possible outcome in the situation.He does leave a lot to question about the story line and characters, so we’ll have to wait and see if we get any further developments.

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