Big Trouble In Little China - Bring back Kurt Russell

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A commercial flop at the time, only accumulating $11 at the US box-office, Big Trouble in Little China has since gone on to be a cult film.

Directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Catral and James Hong to name but a few, BTLC was released in 1986.

Centred around Jack Burton an All-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown, it lay the foundation and enabled future films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Matrix to be possible, both in a technical sense and more importantly it made the western audience open to wire kung-fu and eastern mysticism.

The film is so popular that recently a Big Trouble in Little China comic book series has been released to much acclaim.

This morning they have announced that Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson will be starring and producing a remake to the cult film.

Firstly I am a fan of The Rock, his films, Pain and Gain and San Andreas, being two of my favourites. However he is no Jack Burton.

Jack Burton, the quick wit, hapless truck driver is one of those iconic movie characters that is owned by the original actor. You wouldn't recast Al Pacino in the Godfather, Brando in Apocalypse Now or Stallone as Rocky.

Kurt Russell is still making movies. Recast him in a sequel with The rock playing another character and still producing. We don't need a remake, we need a continuation.

In the words of Egg Shen:

You leave Jack Burton alone! We are in his debt! He showed great courage!

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  • Lucy Armstead
    Lucy Armstead United States, Glen Carbon
    May 12, 2017
    May 12, 2017
    I love Dwayne Johnson but please this is not just a movie remake this is one of those situations where you just leave as is. please do not make the mistake so many have done and messed up a original true source of pure entertainment theater has made such a huge impact on us the fans.. Jack Burton is Kurt Russel . That part can never ever be duplicated you will lose out on a lot of fans not to mention the backlash you will get.. thank you Kurt to this day I watch and play ever scene you ever quoted .. no one can breathe life into that part but you....
  • Paul Norrington
    Paul Norrington United Kingdom, Manchester
    Dec 17, 2016
    Dec 17, 2016
    Not down with the idea of the rock playing Burton at all. He's capable in the bald hard man role a la Vin Diesel, Statham etc but is not of epic enough stature to adopt the role of Burton and his quest to reclaim his truck. The thought of of so many amazing one liners getting a 2017 Hollywood/The Rock makeover leaves one cold.
  • Ben
    Ben Australia, Melbourne
    Nov 28, 2016
    Nov 28, 2016
    Cast The Rock, and the curse will not be lifted!!!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 05, 2016
    Nov 05, 2016
    Jack Burton forever, YEA, that said, We the American people DEMAND to know the TRUTH, We are tired of the LIES, NO MORE Politician LIES, so before you VOTE, watch this very highly informative video the biased mainstream media underreports, hides, and will NEVER show it to the American people: Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY
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