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.