After Dwayne Johnson's San Andreas opened with a whopping $53.2 million this weekend, the actor is in talks to star in and produce a remake of Big Trouble in Little China. The original 1986 movie, which starred Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, is said to be one of Dwayne Johnson's favorite movies. The actor and his producing partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia pitched the remake to 20th Century Fox.
Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) have already closed their deals to write the screenplay. If Dwayne Johnson's deal closes, he will play truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in the middle of a supernatural war between good and evil in the Chinatown area of San Francisco. The original movie, directed by John Carpenter, only grossed $11 million domestically when it hit theaters in 1986, but it went on to gain a cult following throughout the years.
No director is attached to the remake at this time, and it isn't known if 20th Century Fox is already targeting a release date for the project yet. Dwayne Johnson has a number of projects currently in development, one of which is The Fall Guy remake, which Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller are writing. He is also set to return as Hobbs in Fast & Furious 8 and as Roadblock in G.I. Joe 3, and he is playing Black Adam in Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptation Shazam!, which is set for release in 2019. He also stars in the HBO series Ballers, which debuts June 21.