Last week it was announced that Dwayne Johnson is set to produce and star in an adaptation of the 80s cult classic Big Trouble in Little China – news that wasn’t exactly met with the most positive of reactions from the original’s fanbase. During an interview with EW, Johnson has spoken about the mixed reaction, as well as revealing that he’s hoping to get original director John Carpenter involved with the new film in some capacity.
“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way,” said Johnson. “My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter.”
“I loved the original when I was younger and I loved the main character – all the characters,” he continued. “It felt like if we surrounded ourselves with the right group of people, the right writers who loved the movie too and wanted to honor it, bring on John Carpenter in some capacity … If we did that, then we have a shot at hopefully making something good. 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.”
So, has that reassured you any? Would you feel happier if The Rock manages to get Carpenter on board? Let us know in the comments below…