Earlier this week, we reported that another remake of a beloved classic is moving forward, with Big Trouble in Little China starring Dwayne Johnson. As is the case with most remakes of fan favorites, the news was met with plenty of backlash from longtime fans, but one person you won't find lashing out about this new version is the director of the original Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter. When an angry fan reached out to the filmmaker on his Facebook page, asking if he still had the rights to the original, the director said that 20th Century Fox owns the rights, and that he is not involved. Here's what he had to say, when pressed if he had any involvement in the Big Trouble in Little China remake.
"20th Century Fox owns the rights. I only know what I read in the papers. I am not involved with it."
When the fan further expressed his frustration about the filmmaker not being involved in the remake, John Carpenter had this to say.
"I am doing fine. I didn't write the original one - no harm, no foul."
The original Big Trouble in Little China starred Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a truck driver who unexpectedly gets involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil in San Francisco's Chinatown. Dwayne Johnson will take over the iconic role in the remake, but no other cast members have been confirmed at this time. Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) have signed on to write the remake, but no director is attached yet. Check out a photo from John Carpenter's Facebook posts, which have since been deleted.