Sometimes it feels like Hollywood is going through a late-70s Elvis phase, where they just stumble out on stage and churn out the same hits over and over as the world looks upon this sad shell of a once great medium and wonders — what happened? We have seen this once mighty force of entertainment that gave the world “Citizen Kane” now sadly put out remakes of “RoboCop” and “Total Recall” that, sure contains hints of elements of what made the originals great, but fell flat because they are movies that have already been made less than 30-years ago and people were just fine with the originals in the first place.
Now, it seems, they are eyeing films to remake that really were not huge hits when they came out. Such as John Carpenter’s 1986 film “Big Trouble in Little China.” Yep, it seems like the cult-classic starring Kurt Russel will see a remake starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because — why not at this point.
According to TheWrap.com, Johnson is negotiations to produce and star in a film about a truck driver who gets sucked into a weird underground supernatural battle in Chinatown in San Francisco — a premise that just begs for a remake I guess. The screenplay will be written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who helped write “X-Men: First Class.”