John Carpenter Hasn't Been Contacted About The BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Remake
John Carpenter says he has yet to be contacted for any assistance regarding the Big Trouble In Little China reboot. Screen Rant recently spoke to the original director about the film and the conversation went down like so:
Screen Rant: There’s definitely been a lot of renewed interest in both properties, not just in comics. We’re also hearing about a remake of Big Trouble in Little China, with The Rock…
John Carpenter: [laughs] I know! It might be crazy… it might be great! I don’t know. Nobody’s told me anything. No one tells me anything [laughs]
Screen Rant: That’s unfortunate to hear. The Rock had said, supposedly, that he was interested in having you involved in some way – but there’s been no outreach so far?
John Carpenter: No. No one’s talked to me about it. Haven’t heard a thing!
Screen Rant: That’s very interesting.
John Carpenter: Yeah – isn’t it great?
You would imagine The Rock (who was the highest paid actor of 2016) would be able to twist a couple of arms to make this happen. It's a shame Carpenter has been shut out thus far, considering his contribution is what made the original a cult classic.
Not too many fans wanted this film to happen to begin with. I don't imagine this news will sway them any further. It sounds like Carpenter wants to be involved, but of course, we don't know the full story. Perhaps Carpenter's consultation comes with a high price tag, or maybe Johnson spoke out of turn in saying he wanted Carpenter involved. Are you concerned with the new film's development without Carpenter to give his two cents?