As John Carpenter (‘Halloween‘,’They Live’) doesn’t have too much on his plate at the moment, I’m more than happy that he did have a chance to chime in on the proposed remake of his ‘Big Trouble in Little China.’ This isn’t the first time his films have been redone either as there was already a prequel made for ‘The Thing,’ a remake made of ‘Assault on Precinct 13,’ ‘The Fog,’ as well as Fox has an interest in remaking ‘Escape From New York.’ With so many classic films from the 80s and 90s currently being rebooted, we’ve all been a little harsh on Hollywood but it all boils down to the fact that they are making money off of them.
Recently Carpenter mentioned in an interview that he hasn’t spoken with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson about the film but when asked if there was any interest in working on the project he stated:
“I’m ambivalent about a remake. On the other hand, it depends on how much they pay me.”
That pretty much sums up the general feeling we’ve all felt on it so far. However, the lack of enthusiasm probably won’t help Johnson much as he had initially intended to try and get Carpenter involved. It looks like he can for the right price, but probably wouldn’t be getting the attention to detail that Carpenter would provide on something that he is passionate about. Of course, if the script isn’t up to snuff, Johnson is willing to walk away from the project as well.
“Let’s see what feels good, what we can come up with and then go from there. And as we write it, if the whole thing starts to stink up, then we thank everybody for their efforts and accept this just couldn’t make it.”
This is a case where I hope that the script does fall short of anyone’s expectations as it really is a movie that doesn’t need to be remade. While Carpenter sadly hasn’t been working on much in recent years, he has had a highly prolific career with more of his movies being hits than misses. Even those that haven’t performed well at the box office have mostly become cult classics.
What are your thoughts on a ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ remake? Are you glad that it sounds John Carpenter is steering clear of it or would his involvement get you to want to check it out? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend