Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is set to star in the Sequel to Big Trouble in Little China. Initially, people had expected the movie to be a remake or reboot. However, it has been confirmed that The Rock will be starring in a sequel to the John Carpenter classic that starred Kurt Douglas as the hero (Jack) out save his friend’s green-eyed fiancée from Big Trouble, or was he causing Big Trouble?
With The Rock onboard it is likely to drive interest in the movie, especially for today’s market. Hot of the back of Rampage and Jumanji The Rock has a number of other movies to complete before he gets around to this one, more Fast and the Furious and, of course, a Jumanji sequel. So, there is a chance that plans will change and the movie could end up being shelved or The Rock stepping away from it.
The original Big Trouble in Little China has a special place in my heart, and many others. The movie was exactly what I wanted from a movie as a young child, magic, demons, monsters and martial arts, and let’s not forget Kurt Russell’s grumpy hero.
Nostalgia aside, The Rock has impressed and dismayed many of our team, in equal measures, with recent performances. Although, in many cases, this could well be down to the material he has been given to work with.
A sequel is possibly the best way forward to avoid that dreaded reboot syndrome that has hit many movies of late, with Jumanji (starring The Rock) the only real recent remake that has captured peoples imaginations and the money from their wallets.
The Rock certainly fits the hero mould, but maybe a bit too well. Kurt Russell was already a hero in movies and was built like one. But he also had that guy next door side of things nailed too. The Rock offers a more clean-cut option to the lead role. However, we certainly think he will be up to the challenge, he certainly is big enough to cause trouble!!! 😀
It may be a while before we see this movie, but we are optimistic.
What do you think of the recent news around the Big Trouble in Little China sequel, and The Rock taking up the lead role? Do you think The Rock will be in Big Trouble?