Big Trouble in Little China: Remake of John Carpenter Starring Dwayne Johnson

John Carpenter has mixed feelings about a Big Trouble in Little China remake.

The director spoke to the Wall Street Journal about whether he would be involved in the new version of his 1986 action film that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in.

“I’m ambivalent about a remake,” said Carpenter, who is also known for directing Halloween and Escape From New York. “On the other hand, it depends on how much they pay me.”

Carpenter took part in a Facebook thread about the remake, saying that he was not involved in the project. He said he was “fine” with the new version because he didn’t write the original film, adding: “No harm, no foul.”

Screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who have writing credits on Thor and X-Men: First Class, are working on the new script.

Big Trouble, which centers on Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) doing battle with a sorcerer, grossed $11.1 million in its original run before developing a cult following.