In recycled movie news, The Wrapreported yesterday that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is in negotiations to star and produce a remake of the 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China. The article claims his company Seven Bucks Productions pitched the remake to copyright owner Fox which included X-Men: First Class and Thor writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
'The Rock' is no stranger to big screen adaptations and remakes with credits including Race To Witch Mountain, Get Smart, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. John Carpenter's original film was a box-office dud, lasting just two weeks in theaters and grossing $11.1 million. However, it's current cult status has some of my friends in arms about yet another Hollywood remake. The movie has a pretty good following especially with credits like a new comic book series and several Funko action figures being released in the past year.
But having said that, I'm actually leaning toward being okay with this particular remake mainly because I've never had a real connection with the original. And since it did not perform well at the box office, I thinking I might be in the majority and Fox might be ready to try to finally cash in. There is also the well-known fact that the film is one of Johnson's favorites and would likely be motivated to do a remake the right way.
What's your experience with the film? Would you be okay with a remake?