Last week it was announced that Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a remake of Big Trouble In Little China, and now the action hero has revealed that there are plans afoot to get original director John Carpenter involved in some capacity…
“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarised,” says Johnson in an interview with Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab). “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.”
“It felt like if we surrounded ourselves with the right group of people, the right writers who loved the movie too and wanted to honour it, bring on John Carpenter in some capacity … If we did that, then we have a shot at hopefully making something good. Let’s see what feels good, what we can come up with and then go from there. 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.”
Carpenter recently commented that he was not involved with the remake, although it might be the case that an official approach has still to be made. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are currently hard at work on a script, with a release date yet to be announced.