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John Carpenter will come back for Big Trouble In Little China remake… for a price

June 14th, 2015 by James Campbell Comments


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, 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…

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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.