It’s been assumed that Dwayne Johnson’s long rumored “Big Trouble in Little China” film was going to be a remake of the 1986 John Carpenter/Kurt Russell classic, , but according to producer Hiram Garcia, it will in fact be a continuation of the story. He recently told this to Collider:
“There’s a lot of things going on with [Big Trouble in Little China]. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China. You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China. Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character. So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.”
There’s no word if Russell will be reprising his role as Jack Burton, though it would seem silly for him not to at least cameo in the film.