Back in the 80s, John Carpenter made an awesome movie called Big Trouble In Little China starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall.
The studio decided to do a sequel with Dwayne Johnson, but now we’re hearing creator John Carpenter is NOT happy what so ever. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that John Carpenter isn’t happy about the planned ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ sequel.
Back in 2015, it was announced that Dwayne Johnson would take the lead role in the planned ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ sequel.
The intent was to be a follow-on from John Carpenter, the 70-year-old director’s original 1986 movie which became a cult classic despite initially disappointing at the box office.
The frustration for John is that he feels that the movie will NOT be anything like his cult classic and that the film will lose all authenticity. Carpenter believes that little respect will be paid to his story and it will be just another vehicle for Johnson.
John Carpenter Believes its just another vehicle for Dwayne Johnson:
John Carpenter told Collider:
They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson. That’s what they want. So, they just picked that title. They don’t give a s**t about me and my movie. That movie wasn’t a success. Barry Diller crapped on it.
Carpenter recently worked with Jason Blum on the new ‘Halloween’ sequel and he was so pleased with what Blum achieved with the movie that he would not hesitate to work with the ‘Paranormal Activity’ producer again.
I would partner with Jason anytime. I mean that. I think he’s really good and smart.
The new ‘Halloween’ movie follows Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode battling psychopath killer Michael Myers, 40 years after the first installment of the franchise.
We understand what John Carpenter is saying because he had a flair to make a crazy sounding movie something original, and these days the remakes are losing the authenticity and just becoming vehicles in hopes of franchises for big names, mainly The Rock.