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Dwayne Johnson will (re)make Big Trouble In Little China

After audiences hurried to see disaster strike in blockbuster San Andreas - it snagged $54 million at the box office over the weekend - it seems as if leading man Dwayne Johnson is heading back to California for his next adventure.

According to The Wrap, Johnson is “in negotiations” to star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter’s action caper Big Trouble In Little China over at Fox. Should he iron out a deal to play Jack Burton, he’ll be working from a script by X-Men: First Class writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller. The pair have already signed on to script the remake.

The original was released in 1982 and starred Kurt Russell as a truck driver who becomes embroiled in an ancient battle that takes place in San Francisco’s Chinatown. While initially it was labelled a box office flop, the film has since firmly established itself as a cult classic. Part sci-fi, part-horror, and all-action it’s a brilliant Carpenter title from his ‘80s heyday and well worth a re-watch.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.