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Dwayne Johnson Wants John Carpenter Involved With Big Trouble In Little China Remake

June 8, 2015 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dwayne Johnson said that he wants to get John Carpenter, director of 1986’s Big Trouble In Little China (he also co-wrote the score), involved with the remake. The new film will be written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class). Johnson would play Jack Burton in the remake, a role originally played by Kurt Russell.

He said: “I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter. I loved the original when I was younger and I loved the main character – all the characters. It felt like if we surrounded ourselves with the right group of people, the right writers who loved the movie too and wanted to honor it, bring on John Carpenter in some capacity … If we did that, then we have a shot at hopefully making something good.

All the details, including the story, have yet to be decided. Johnson said the planning is “the fun part” and hinted that Russell could also be involved.

He added: “Let’s see what feels good, what we can come up with and then go from there. And as we write it, if the whole thing starts to stink up, then we thank everybody for their efforts and accept this just couldn’t make it.