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Dwayne Johnson Will Not Be Portraying Jack Burton in the ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Sequel

Fans of Kurt Russel’s portrayal of Jack Burton should breathe a sigh of relief because according to an exclusive report by Collider, Dwayne Johnson will not be portraying everyone’s favorite reluctant hero in the planned remake of John Carpenter’s 1986 genre-bender, Big Trouble in Little China.

Hiram Garcia, president of production at Seven Bucks Productions (a company founded by co-CEOs Johnson and Dany Garcia) and one of the producers of the upcoming Big Trouble in Little China, stated that “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.” read more

Kurt Russell on Chris Pratt’s Performances: “That’s My Kinda Guy”

Anyone who knows anything about Kurt Russell- the legendary actor behind classic John Carpenter heroes like Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, and R.J. MacReady- must’ve jumped right out of their seat when it was announced that he would be playing Chris Pratt’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2He recently sat down with io9 to discuss his role in the upcoming film and to draw connections between his early work and Pratt’s performances. Russell practically invented the “sometimes heroic/sometimes hilarious cool dude” archetype, so it makes perfect sense that he play “Ego” to Pratt’s “Star-Lord.” Turns out, Russell is just as aware of this as the rest of us. Here’s what he had to say: read more

Horror Fans Descended Upon Seymour, CT for John Carpenter Double Feature

On Saturday night, Connecticut Cult Classics paid tribute to legendary director John Carpenter by showcasing two of his films at the Strand Theater in Seymour, CT. Dubbed “John Carpenter Night” the double bill featured Big Trouble in Little China and The Thing. Fan favorite Kurt Russell starred in both films.

The 1986 classic, Big Trouble in Little China was first on the big screen. Fans roared with laughter as they watched trucker, “Jack Burton” (played by Kurt Russell) thrust into a mystic battle set in Chinatown.  Russell is joined by Kim Cattrall who plays “Gracie Law” in the film and James Hong is the evil antagonist, “Lo Pan.” read more