The Rock Will Take On ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ For Fox

Everything is going to be remade. Everything. It’s inevitable. But some remakes actually sound like they could be worth a damn including a possible remake between The Rock and Fox’s Big Trouble In Little China property. Stating that Little China is easily one of his favorite movies ever, Johnson will also be set to produce after pitching the idea to Fox earlier this month. It’s certainly one of the greater films from John Carpenter, let alone one of the greatest (and craziest) movies from the 80’s and one of our favorite films ever as well. With Johnson’s sense of humor and super human action star status after the huge opening San Andreas just had, this seems like a match made in heaven.

The film follows a simple, slightly dim-witted trucker named Jack Burton (originally played by Kurt Russell) “caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco’s Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack’s best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.” It’s a movie that’s slightly all over the place but for all of the right reasons which has helped turn it a cult classic after opening in 1986 to an extremely low box office. If you haven’t seen Big Trouble in Little China, it’s available to stream on Netflix. Do it. NOW.

The writer’s hired to pen the script are X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.