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Yes! The new Big Trouble In Little China will NOT be a reboot but a sequel!

August 28th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So, in a world where out favourite movies are being remade – Ghostbusters, Point Break, Robocop we’re looking at you – one of the ones that we were really dreading was Big Trouble In Little China.

Look, the original movie is a hard-core classic. Kurt Russell is the best thing since sliced bread as Jack Burton, John Carpenter’s writing has never been sharper or funnier and cinema, frankly, has rarely been this mental.

So, obviously when Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson became involved in a remake we weren’t impressed:

Even when he made an announcement saying he wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t great:

“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter (who has this to say).”

He went on to say: “I loved the original when I was younger and I loved the main character – all the characters. It felt like if we surrounded ourselves with the right group of people, the right writers who loved the movie too and wanted to honor it, bring on John Carpenter in some capacity . . . If we did that, then we have a shot at hopefully making something good.

“Let’s see what feels good, what we can come up with and then go from there. And as we write it, if the whole thing starts to stink up, then we thank everybody for their efforts and accept this just couldn’t make it.”

And that was pretty much all we heard of that.

Honestly, we figured that after Ghostbusters: Answer The Call and the others all pretty much tanked, they just let it slide off into oblivion.

But no… it seems that maybe, just maybe, like the folks behind Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and the upcoming Buffy reimagining, the guys behind Big Trouble In Little China have actually took on board what the fans want.

So tonight, imagine our happiness to hear Hiram Garcia, president of production at Seven Bucks Productions,  co-founded by Johnson and one of the producers on the new movie, say that the movie would NOT be re-treading the first movie.

Yes!

Here’s what he had to say: “There’s a lot of things going on with [Big Trouble in Little China]. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China.

“You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China. Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character.

“So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.”

Amen!

Honestly, we’re ok with this. We love The Rock and we really had a kick with Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle, so if this movie can try to capture the magic and bravado of the first movie then we’re all on for it. Could Johnston be Jack’s son? Could we see Kurt Russell back as Old Jack?

“Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.””

Source: Collider

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….