Just off a very successful opening weekend for his new film, San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now being reported to be headlining the remake of the 1986 film, Big Trouble in Little China.
Apparently, the original film is one of Dwayne Johnson’s favourite movies of all time, so it would be a huge deal for the former wrestler to play the role of Jack Burton (the role was originally played by Kurt Russell).
According to The Wrap, the script will be written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, best known for writing X-Men: First Class, while The Rock, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce the movie.
The original Big trouble in Little China was directed by John Carpenter and scripted by Gary Goldman and David Z. Weinstein. It followed the story of Burton, an American trucker who, after paying a visit to his friend in San Francisco’s Chinatown, finds himself drawn into a supernatural showdown with the forces of evil.
It is not clear yet who will direct the remake or when the movie is due for release. When we have more info, you’ll be the first to know.
You can watch the trailer for the original film below.