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Dwayne Johnson to star in Big Trouble in Little China remake

06.01.2015by: Ryan Miller

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The internet is going to love this one—The Wrap reports that not only is BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA getting remade, but it’s going to star Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton. Per the site, Johnson is in negotiations to star in a remake of John Carpenter‘s cult classic that will be written by X-MEN FIRST CLASS scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who have already closed a deal to write the script.

While I can’t really imagine Johnson playing an All-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown, stranger things have happened… right? The original 1986 movie starred Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall and only managed to gross $11 million at the domestic box office, but it has since become a a cult classic.

I actually don't even know what to say about this. Good luck, I guess? Johnson is a great actor and brings so much charisma to his roles that he often steals every scene he's in, but I just can't imagine him playing the truck-driving Jack Burton. But who knows, maybe that will be part of the film's appeal.

Big Trouble in Little China

Extra Tidbit: Do you think Johnson can pull this off? Is there anyone you'd rather see play Burton?
Source: The Wrap

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8:51AM on 06/02/2015

didnt know nicholas hoult was in big trouble...

he looks good in drag.
oh, and dont fuck with this movie.
he looks good in drag.
oh, and dont fuck with this movie.
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6:18AM on 06/02/2015
Hey Hollywood, why don't you get off your lazy ass and come up with something original instead ripping off everything from our childhood. Assholes.
Hey Hollywood, why don't you get off your lazy ass and come up with something original instead ripping off everything from our childhood. Assholes.
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7:57PM on 06/01/2015
OH FUCK NO!
OH FUCK NO!
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