Entertainment NewsDirector of "Big Trouble in China" Not Impressed with Dwayne Johnson's Remake

Director of “Big Trouble in China” Not Impressed with Dwayne Johnson’s Remake

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John Carpenter, the director of the original “Big Trouble in China”, is not excited for Dwayne Johnson‘s “Big Trouble in China” remake.

Currently, Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in a new version of the 1986 cult classic but, John Carpenter is only concerned about the paycheck.

The director spoke to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday about whether he would be involved in the new version of the 1986 action film that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks to star in.

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“I’m ambivalent about a remake,” said Carpenter, who is also known for directing Halloween andEscape From New York. “On the other hand, it depends on how much they pay me.”

According to Bleeding Cool, John Carpenter participated in a Facebook post about the remake, saying that he was not involved in the project. He said he was “fine” with the new version because he didn’t write the original film, adding: “No harm, no foul.”

Big_Trouble_in_Little_China_Film_Poster‘Big Trouble in China’ tells the story of Jack Burton (Kurt Russell), who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue Wang’s green-eyed fiancee from bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan.

‘Big Trouble in China’ was a commercial failure, making $11.1 million in North America, below its estimated $20 million budget. It received mixed reviews that left Carpenter disillusioned with Hollywood and influenced his decision to return to independent film-making. It has since become a cult classic, with an 83% average rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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