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Dwayne Johnson on board as Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China remake

June 1st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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We reported yesterday that a sequel to Big Trouble in Little China was possibly in the works at Fox (here).

We were actually excited that, with the Ghostbusters reboot and Point Break remake (not to mention TRON 3 being cancelled), Fox were doing something that we, as fans, could actually support.

Well, put that all away because it looks like the we were wrong and even Big Trouble In Little China isn’t safe.

It seems that the sequel (if it ever was) is not the plan any more, but rather it’s now a case of goddamned remake! Goddamn it!

Now it seems that X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been hired to script the remake/reboot of the John Carpenter classic starring Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, cinema’s greatest anti-hero: a trucker who unwittingly stumbles into a supernatural adventure that shook the pillars of Hell.

Now, if there’s a plus side to this – and we’re really trying here – it’s that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is on board to play the role of Burton this time out and will also co-produce.

Look, we love the Rock here at FTN, really we do. But dammit! This is the final nail in the coffin as movies that were such a big part not just of my childhood but of who I actually am (and so many others at FTN) are pulled down and needlessly rebuilt. If I was asked to name my top five favourite movies of all-time Ghostbusters, Big Trouble In Little China, Robocop and Point Break would all be in there. And none of them are sacred any more.

It’s time someone put Hollywood out of all our miseries.

Thanks Fox, you just took one of the last bits of faith I has left in cinema.

Here’s the full original movie, I’ll be watching it while rocking back and forth over in the corner.


Source: ComingSoon

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….