big trouble in little china remake

Dwayne Johnson is starting to make a habit of rebooting cult franchises with a shinier, brawnier semi-sequel. And after the massive success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, it’s no wonder that he’s been eyeing another beloved film: Big Trouble in Little China.

Cast as the lead for the remake (or maybe sequel?back in 2015, Johnson has been pretty quiet about what the Big Trouble in Little China sequel will entail. But the director of the original film, John Carpenter, has a few choice words for the project.

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big trouble in little china sequel

John Carpenter‘s 1986 comedy Big Trouble in Little China is probably even stranger than you remember. Its blend of mysticism, martial arts, and a memorable performance from star Kurt Russell makes it totally unlike anything else, and it’s one of those films that you almost can’t believe exists even as you’re watching it. It’s such a singular vision that to remake it would be silly – but word of a remake arrived back in 2015, with Dwayne Johnson set to play the lead role.

Three years later, though, one of the new movie’s producers explains that the project has evolved from a remake into something else: a Big Trouble in Little China sequel that continues the story from the original.
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/Answers: Our Favorite Heroes of Color

Heroes of Color

Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, tying in with the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, we ask “Who is your favorite non-white movie hero?”

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Big Trouble in Little China comic

Big Trouble in Little China celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, but it seems like 2017 is the year that will see the film thrust back into the spotlight. There’s a new board game based on the film coming along and now a new comic book sequel is on the way that continues the story of Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton. Here’s the best part, though: director John Carpenter is co-writing the Big Trouble in Little China comic. Read on to find out everything we know about it so far.
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Big Trouble in Little China board game

I thought I was ready when I sat down to watch John Carpenter’s 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China for the first time, but nothing could truly prepare me for how bizarre that movie is. Now the off-kilter cult classic is getting the board game treatment, and a brand new trailer dives into the gameplay and shows how ol’ Jack Burton and his pals will face off against the mystical Lo Pan in game form. Hop into your own Porkchop Express, grab your CB radio, and watch the first Big Trouble in Little China board game trailer below.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Michelle Rodriguez talks about Fast 8 and Paul Walker’s death.
  • Director David F. Sandberg teases Annabelle 2.
  • Taron Egerton has finished filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
  • New covers for the that Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York crossover are revealed.
  • Rob Lowe joins the cast of Super Troopers 2.

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Craig Drake Solo III - Ghostbusters Ecto-1

This past weekend saw the opening of the third solo show for pop culture artist Craig Drake. Over at Hero Complex Gallery, fans lined up outside for hours to get into the show to have the first shot at picking up the latest work from the artist who brought us outstanding work from the likes of Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, TRON and more in his last solo art show. Now you can check out the pieces that Craig Drake debuted for this third solo show at Hero Complex Gallery, including tributes to Ghostbusters, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Fifth Element, Batman, Alien, Akira and more.

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Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print

Not only does this year mark the 35th anniversary of Escape form New York, but it also marks the 30th anniversary of one of John Carpenter‘s other beloved films starring Kurt Russell. Yes, it’s been 30 years since Big Trouble in Little China hit theaters, and if you happen to be in Brooklyn, New York today, August 4, then you can celebrate with a special anniversary screening and a very special print of the iconic poster by beloved artist Drew Struzan.

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Big Trouble in Little China Escape from New York Comic

Thanks to director John Carpenter, we’ve seen Kurt Russell in full badass mode in both Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China. But you know what both of those movies could use? The answer is even more Kurt Russell, and a new comic is getting ready to deliver just that.

Boom! Studios has revealed a new crossover comic book fully approved by John Carpenter that will have Snake Plissken from Escape from New York and Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China together for the first time.

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Every month, we write about which movies and shows are coming to Netflix and which movies and shows are leaving and it often feels like more great stuff is leaving than arriving. Then a month like July 2016 arrive and restores your faith in the world’s most popular streaming service. This is a strong batch of entertainment and if you’re already looking for ways to occupy yourself next month, you have plenty of options. We have a batch of recommendations and everything.

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