Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Star in 'Big Trouble in Little China' Remake
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, coming off his best-ever opening with disaster movie San Andreas, is in talks to star in Big Trouble in Little China, the remake of the 1980s action adventure movie being developed by Twentieth Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, scribes who made their names in the fanboy sphere with Thor and X-Men: First Class, are writing the new version.
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Johnson will also produce the remake with his partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia.
John Carpenter was still on a his mid-1980s hot streak when he directed Big Trouble, which reunited him with Kurt Russell, the star of his earlier cult classics, The Thing and Escape from New York, and an Elvis TV movie.
Russell played Jack Burton, a trucker who finds himself in a supernatural battle between good and evil in Chinatown. Kim Cattrall co-starred as one of a group of women who are kidnapped so their bodies can service a two thousand year old sorcerer.
Johnson’s San Andreas grossed over $54 million domestically in its opening weekend and another $60 million internationally. He next stars in HBO’s new series Ballers centered around football players.
Miller and Stentz are currently working on Acme, based on the fictional Looney Tunes company.
Johnson, Miller and Stentz are repped by WME.
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