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Big Trouble in Little China remake with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the works

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in talks to star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China, according to reports from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

Screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who have worked on Thor, X-Men: First Class and the upcoming Power Rangers movie, are attached to write. Twentieth Century Fox is reportedly developing the remake of the 1986 film.

Big Trouble in Little China starred Kurt Russell — who appeared alongside Johnson in Furious 7 — as Jack Burton, a trucker who finds himself caught in a battle between supernatural forces in San Francisco's Chinatown and manages to just barely thwart evil sorcerer David Lo Pan. Big Trouble in Little China was reportedly a dud at the box office in 1986, but has amassed a cult following, thanks to its quirky characters and strong comedic performances from Russell, Kim Cattrall and James Hong.

You can briefly relive the magic of Big Trouble in Little China in the movie's trailer below.

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