Kurt Russell on fugazi 'Big Trouble in Little China' remake | Bob's Blitz

Kurt Russell on fugazi 'Big Trouble in Little China' remake

In an interview with Collider, Russell, who played the truck driver Jack Burton in the film's original version, commented on the reasons for the remake and his expectations from it.

“I always think it’s interesting what’s gonna be done. Dwayne Johnson I don’t know what his take on it is gonna be, I don’t know what they’re gonna do. I always look at those movies when I see a remake and it’s like, ‘Ok… there’s gotta be a reason,'” Russell told Collider. “[John Carpenter and I] did the remake of ‘The Thing.’ But John didn’t want to remake the original movie, he wanted to remake ‘Who Goes There?’ He wanted not to remake The Thing, he wanted to do a movie of ‘Who Goes There?’ Which had never been made, which was the short story. So ours is in fact quite different that the original ‘Thing’ and it was a horrific monster.

“[Laughs] And it took a long time for that movie to kind of gain it’s appreciation but through the years it’s been nice to watch that happen with that movie, it’s now considered one of the great horror movies ever made and I’m very proud to have been a part of that.”

Yeah...there's gotta be a reason. No original ideas. Wouldn't watch Johnson in Big Trouble if paid.

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