Dwayne Johnson to Headline a Remake of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the most bankable star in Hollywood, is in talks to star in and produce the Big Trouble in Little China remake for 20th Century Fox.

The new take on John Carpenter‘s cult classic film will be penned by X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. Johnson is aiming to play the role of Jack Burton, originated by Kurt Russell in the ’80s pic, a truck driver who gets pulled into a mystical, supernatural battle set in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Johnson and his 7 Bucks Entertainment producing partners Dany and Hiram Garcia, pitched the remake to Fox. The original, which flopped at the box office (but has since gone on to become a cult classic) is said to be one of The Rock’s favorite movies.

This news has come after an incredible opening weekend for his newest film San Adreas, which pulled in $54 million and Furious 7, featuring Johnson as part of the ensemble cast, has passed $1.5 billion worldwide.

Possibly Dwayne filling Kurt’s role, but no one can really be Jack Burton other than Russel. If this happens, it’s going to be gritty and realistic.

Source: The Wrap