Remember that story that was making the rounds a few days ago about John Carpenter working on some new good ol Jack Burton stories? Of course, some sites had to run their headline like it was a new film or tv show or something, but the meat of the story was that yes, there is more in the Big Trouble In Little China universe coming our way.
Carpenter *has* been working on new stories, but they are in the realm of comic books. Releasing through BOOM! Studios, exploring Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express. Carpenter is co-writing the series with Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2), and the first issue cover page was released today:
Writers: John Carpenter, Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Main Cover: Stephane Roux
Movie Poster Intermix Cover: Sam Bosma
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams with Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
Variant Cover: Paul Pope
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Format: 32 pages, full color
Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack Synopsis:
- From John Carpenter (director of Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and Anthony Burch (writer of Borderlands 2) comes the story of old man Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express.
- The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.
- Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.
Needless to say, here’s hoping this will be a nice continuation of the story, and the most current development forward on any ‘sequel’ to the original 1986 film starring Kurt Russell, James Hong, and Kim Cattrall.