Well, this certainly has been a big week for Big Trouble in Little China (see what I did there).
The announcement of the remake has been met with very divisive fan reactions, and for good reason. The original Big Trouble is a cult classic that holds up surprisingly well, given the fates of other films during this era.
It was also reported this week, that John Carpenter had no opinion, one way or another, towards the film. However, recently The Rock has come out, imploring that the he would like to see Carpenter be involved with the remake.
The Wall Street Journal approached Carpenter for a comment on this. Carpenter responded: “I’m ambivalent about a remake… On the other hand, it depends on how much they pay me”.
For bloody-disgusting.com, this brought up memories of the 2004 remake of Carpenter’s, The Fog.
For those who are unaware, Carpenter came to the set of The Fog remake. When asked what made him come to the set, he simply stated that: “They paid me”. This did not paint the studio in the best light and showed that the film did not really have Carpenter’s support. In the end, the film was not very well received and quickly faded into obscurity.
Personally, I would like to see Carpenter involved, even if it was simply in a producer role. However, if he was to direct, I think his heart would need to be in the project. He can’t simply do it for a pay check…