In reboot news today, some damn good news just surfaced about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s upcoming Big Trouble In Little China flick- that it’s NOT a reboot, it’s a continuation of the universe.
In a recent interview with our friends over at Collider, President of Production at Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions and one of the producers on Big Trouble in Little China Hiram Garcia spoke a bit about the film, and revealed the non-reboot-ness about it.
“There’s a lot of things going on with [Big Trouble in Little China]. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China.
You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China. Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character.
So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.”
Fans of the original film were of course concerned by the ‘reboot’, hoping that it wouldn’t be a remake of the John Carpenter masterpiece. Yes, masterpiece, because it’s one of >this< writer’s favorites, other than Starman and The Thing (of course).
At present, Ashley E. Miller and writing partner Zack Stentz are still reportedly the pair working on the script, but Miller is also developing a new version of Red Sonia, and Stentz is reportedly developing the Booster Gold film.
We’ll let you know when additional information about this film surfaces, just remember what Ol’ Jack Burton says…