Wow is all I can say. If there has ever been a cut-and-dried case of the success or failure of a film being highly dependent on its lead, I think Big Trouble in Little China is one.
According to The Wrap, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is in negotiations to star in and produce a remake of the John Carpenter classic. I am actually at a loss for words because I simply cannot imagine a reality where this works on any level. I generally try to be open minded about remakes and casting decisions but this is one case where I simply cannot imagine this going well.
I just can’t see Dwayne Johnson doing justice to the part. Moreover, the script is being penned by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class) so there is a high probability that it will be fairly generic and lacking of the signature charm John Carpenter brought to all of his classic films. I don’t mean that as a slight but it’s going to take a very specific kind of person to adapt a film like this.
I will gladly eat all of my words if I am wrong and I hope that I am. I would love to hear from you guys. What are your thoughts on this?