Big news this week reports that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in advanced talks to produce and star in a remake of John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China.
The revamped film is being penned by X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who also wrote the screenplay for Marvel’s Thor.
Johnson, who is apparently a huge fan of the John Carpenter classic and is planning to play the role of Jack Burton, originally played by Kurt Russell.
Russell has won a cult following for the film with his performance as the straight-talking trucker, who gets pulled into a mystical, supernatural battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
The original film grossed only $11 million upon release, but has since gone on to become a cult classic.
This news broke after the tremendous opening weekend for Johnson’s latest film San Adreas, which pulled in $54 million in the US.
Fans of the classic have already expressed concerns online that although The Rock is a very watchable perfromer – he lacks the depth of character to add something to the character of Jack Burton.
Johnson will soon be seen on HBO’s new original series “Ballers,” which debuts later this month, and is also set to star in Warner Bros.’ comic book movie “Shazam.”
The Rock is also lending his voice to Disney’s animated movie “Moana.” He’s represented by WME and Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown.
Remember Rock – “It’s all in the reflexes.”