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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is a 1986 sci-fi/action film that was directed by the legendary John Carpenter. The film stared Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. It told the story of Jack Burton, played by Russell, who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue Wang's green-eyed fiancee from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan.
Just around one year ago we learned the news that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was in negotiations to star and produce a remake of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Johnson stated back then that he would like to involve John Carpenter in some capacity.
With things being quiet on the subject for a while now, Johnson recently spoke with Fandango, offering an update on the BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA remake saying:
"That's happening, man! That's happening, that's happening. And again, that's one of those things where you gotta take really good care of it."
Last year when the idea of the remake first was brought into the light, the plan was to have Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who wrote X-MEN: FIRST CLASS write this new vision of the madness that goes on in the fictional underworld of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Johnson and his 7 Bucks Entertainment producing partners made the pitch of their idea for the remake of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA to Fox who were also responsible for releasing the original classic.
"Kurt Russell is Jack Burton, a tough truck driver who doesn't believe in ghosts or magic. That is until he's swept headlong into a mind boggling adventure within the mysterious world under San Francisco's Chinatown. Jack's pal, Wang Chi, must rescue his fiancee, who has been kidnapped by the evil Lo Pan, a 2000 year old ghost who requires a green-eyed maiden to free him from an ancient curse and restore him to his physical body. Accompanied by a variety of would-be heroes, Jack and Wang venture deep into the catacombs beneath Chinatown to confront the wicked Lo Pan and retrieve Wang's girl. But before they do, they will encounter ghosts, evil spirits, monsters, Kung Fu masters, and of course the wrath of Lo Pan. Big Trouble in Little China - its the adventure of a lifetime, in just over an hour and a half!"
We will continue to bring you more on the BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA remake as it unfolds.