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John Carpenter says he has nothing to do with Big Trouble In Little China remake

June 3rd, 2015 by James Campbell Comments


A few days ago, it was announced that 20th Century Fox would be remaking Big Trouble in Little China (here), with The Rock taking up the role of Jack Burton. This announcement was met by a resounding WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING by the online community.

Since this announcement, many online commenters have been clamouring for a response from anyone who worked on the 1986 cult classic.  Today, John Carpenter broke his silence, though his reaction is hardly what one would expect.

In a conversation that he has with Brett R. Smith (below), John Carpenter slowly walked Brett through who exactly owns the rights and what Carpenter’s position on the remake was. The long and the short of it is that Carpenter doesn’t seem to mind the concept of the reboot, and that he only knows what has been released to the press.

I must admit, this was not the reaction I expected from Carpenter, I thought he would be calm, but I also felt that he would not be happy about the concept of a remake.

As far as the casting of The Rock goes, I actually think this is a solid choice. I think the idea of The Rock taking on the role of the Jack Burton (a character who is meant to be a parody of a stereotypical action hero) makes sense, and could possibly work.

To be perfectly honest, I only saw Big Trouble in Little China for the first time, just under a year ago. While I don’t know how this remake will turn out, I think the Internet needs to adopt a policy of innocent until proven guilty, at least until we hear more on the film.


Source: John Carpenter’s Facebook & Bleedingcool

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.

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