Dwayne Johnson is being eyed to star in a remake of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

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CAN YOU SMELL, WHAT THE ROCK IS REMAKING? Big Trouble In Little China is, according to people who have seen the film (PLEASE DON’T HURT ME) a classic masterpiece that is still infinitely rewatchable to this day. Kurt Russell at his beefiest prime, taking on sinister magical forces in Chinatown! How could a film like that not be even more awesome? According to Hollywood, adding an even bigger slab of charisma to a remake, would equal an even bigger reboot.

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That’s the word according to The Wrap, who say that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is being tapped to star in the remake as Jack Burton,  “an All-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.”

Johnson will also produce what could be a tricky film in this day and age. Big Trouble In Little China is by all accounts a very weird film, with Kurt Russell’s original performance being a pulpy and oblivious role as he found himself caught in various danger-zones in Chinatown. Seeing Johnson attempt to emulate that memorable performance, could be the real challenge here. Still, Johnson is always effortlessly charming, and I’d dig to see him Rock-Bottom an evil wizard or two.

And dammit, I think I may have to make time to go see the film, after I finally saw the trailer for it:

 

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Last Updated: June 2, 2015

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