Big Trouble in Little China (Remake)

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  1. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Sr Member

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  2. CB2001

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    I have to say "hell no" on the choices for a recast of Gracie Law and Miao Yin. Plus, I hope that if they did do this, they'll get the original cast involved (and even have Carpenter involved as well). But then again, I don't know about the site that you linked, so I can't be sure if its true info or if it's not.
     
  3. Apollo

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    This has supposedly been happening for years...and hopefully it will STAY that way! :facepalm
     
  4. Sundowner

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    Oh man, I'd love to see Jack again but I kind of dont want it to tarnish a great cult classic
     
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  5. MooCriket

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    As much as I liked the original, I don't want this to happen unless all of the original cast is brought back.
     
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  6. Axlotl

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    I love, Love, LOVE "Big Trouble In Little China".

    But no thank you.
     
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  7. DARKSIDE72

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    Crapfest..
     
  8. fainche

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    They made good selection of cast.
     
  9. Chaank

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    I heard about this a couple of days ago and had to check here. If this is true (and I am a huge BTLC fan) that case looks amazing! I can't remember being so nervious about a prequal since the second Starwars prequels, Prometheus, the next Prometheus, Winter soldier, Hellboy II, oh, never mind...:lol
     
  10. tgreco

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    just ...no.
     
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  11. dascoyne

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    Why don't they just revisit/reboot lousy films and leave the classics alone?
    Reboot Chappie or Jupiter Ascending but leave BTLC alone.
     
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  13. Apollo

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    Dwayne should know better!

    Too bad Paul is not still around to talk some sense to him! :lol
     
  14. MooCriket

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    He is entertaining to watch as a wrestler, but I dont care for his films. I don't want to smell what the Rock is cooking in Little China.
     
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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    With The Rock involved, consider me intrigued.
     
  16. Mola Rob

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    With anyone involved consider me completely uninterested.

    I will just pop the original movie in the PS3 and watch it for the millionth time...and love every minute of it.
     
  17. MooCriket

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    Re: Can it be? Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    I'll give you that he is a money maker, but as Egg Shen says...http://imgur.com/D83wFpa

    Jack is not some hulking dude. He was a cocky truck driver with no skill other than some good reflexes with catching a bottle coming for his face and a lucky knife throw. He was for all intents and purposes the side kick, not the star. He just doesn't fit the role of Jack Burton.
     
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    Not really interested to begin with but if the rock is involved, My interest goes down to zero......
     
  20. Fly4v

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    Big Trouble in Little China is the only movie that I had the privilege to see as a pre-release screening.... as such it is the true sacred cow of my childhood.

    Hope the movie doesn't get turned into hamburger.
     
  21. glunark

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    Its a good job John Carpenter never made any remakes.

    Oh wait..
     
  22. Psicorp7

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    No...just, no.
     
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  23. mugatu

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    I'm not saying he is the only thing great about the original, because he isn't, but if James Hong isn't in it playing David Lo Pan, there is absolutely no point.

    No horse ****.
     
  24. Solo4114

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    Dear Hollywood,

    F*** you.

    Love,

    Dan

    P.S. No.
     
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  26. Noeland

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    The Rock is not only going to star in it, he's producing it. That means he's going to be involved in the script, casting, design, etc. So I would expect the film to be tailored entirely to him. I would also expect Jack Burton to be only mildly bumbling and to have at least one scene where he gets mad, looks out from under his eyebrows and then kicks the crap out of the 3 storms.
     
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  27. Mola Rob

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    Who cares if they remake the movie with more modern special effects? Who cares if they remake it with the most popular actors? Who cares if they spend a gazillion dollars on it? The original is a wonderful fun crazy movie and it doesn't need a remake.There is not one remake of a John Carpenter movie that comes anywhere near the quality of the originals so please stop trying you clueless stupid idiots. Write a new story with a new group of likable characters, don't overdo the action, don't overdo the special effects, make it with hard work and try to make every frame the best that you can, market it properly and hope for the best but stop making inferior copies of good movies.
     
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  28. MooCriket

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    Dear Rock,

    Will you leave Jack Burton alone?! For we are in his debt. HE SHOWED GREAT COURAGE!
     
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  29. Apollo

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    Hopefully this will bomb at the box office much like the Original did! :lol
     
  30. gunnerk19

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    I'd rather see Bradley Cooper cast as Jack Burton. Johnson is just too flippin' huge physically. And I'd be okay with Ken Jeong as Lo Pan.
     
  31. glunark

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    Lets not see the original through rose tinted glasses.

    The original also stared an action hero, and the last film the director made with that same action hero was itself a remake.

    Carpenter has made more bad films than good ones, and the one the general public probably remembers the most is the remake, the thing.

    The Rock is coming off the back of the last three fast and furious films that have earned billions, and San Andreas which has opened strongly.

    Remaking classics did not work for Robocop or Total Recall, but there are a lot more film goers out there that have not scene the original BTILC than have, and the remake is for them, not us, and none of us are going to be forced to watch it.
     
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  32. scarf man

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    This has to be the most concise post I've seen from you Solo4114. :lol
    I agree with the sentiment of your post completely.
     
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    Well, that's killed it right there.
     
  34. Sundowner

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    Every article I read is stating The Rock is going to star in it. Jack Burton shouldn't be some huge hulk in my opinion. Jack should look like "hmm maybe this guy is going to get his * kicked" not making his enemy's eating turnbuckles or dropping The People's Elbow.
     
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    And that's the thing, right? Jack Burton is not an invincible dude. He does alright in a fight, but as a character, he's very much in the same vein as Rick Deckard, Indiana Jones & Mal Reynolds. He'd rather handle adversaries from a distance and not get into a fight unless he has to. If he does, he aims to win, but will not come out unscathed.
     
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  36. glunark

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    Muscles won't do you any good against kung fu anyway, and the bigger you are the more of your own weight they can use against you.
     
  37. Solo4114

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    The whole point of Jack Burton was that he was largely ineffective, and his "sidekick" did most of the * kicking in the film. Jack just has a lot of bravado, and manages to do one thing really right in killing Lo Pan. Other than that, he ain't much of a hero, and that's the joke. The whole point is that he wanders around, swaggering with this faux John Wayne attitude, and yet he spends most of the fight scenes running or trying to find a weapon or pinned under an enemy or whathaveyou. Meanwhile, Wang's taking out all the henchmen and a magical swordsman who can freakin' fly. It's totally subversive.
     
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  38. tgreco

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    You're absolutely wrong. Halloween is his most famous film.

    And more bad films than good ones?

    The Fog, Halloween, Christine, They Live, Prince of Darkness, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York, Starman, Vampires, and Ghosts of Mars

    I'll give you Memoirs of an Invisible Man and Village of the Damned, and Escape from LA as bad movies.... but, exactly which of the others do you consider bad?

    * near every one of his films has become iconic. Sorry, but Carpenter has a solid career, and has made many of my favorite movies.
     
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    Vampires, and Ghosts of Mars, don't exactly rate Prince of Darkness either.

    As a massive Carpenter fan, you aren't exactly coming from a neutral position.
     
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    That could still work for the Rock, they could play up his physique which would fuel his bravado and thus add humor, a big, buff guy who's not really all that tough or badass, despite the way he looks. I'll wait and see until there's some more about what they're doing to do with this remake and wait for the trailer before deciding whether or not this will be a waste of time or not, right now it's way too early to tell.
     
  41. Mola Rob

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    I would agree on all counts except Ghost of Mars but I would add that Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, and Prince of Darkness are all good movies. His movies are not for everyone but I'm a lifelong fan and think his body of work is underrated for the most part.

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    But the question remains is why do we need to see Mr. The Rock even try when the original movie was good? Why the hell can't they create a new character he can create by bugging his eyes out and looking crazy?
     
  42. Apollo

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    Who cares?

    They need to make THEIR OWN Film instead of re-making a Cult classic.

    When the original came out it bombed and bombed hard.

    People did'nt get a lot of the film.

    Jack was supposed to be the hero instead of the bumbling blowhard who was completly out of his element.

    Carpenter was WAY ahead of his time with this one and it is nice to see that a lot of people FINALLY got it!


     
  43. tgreco

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    My take away from this conversation is that the only people who want to see John Carpenter films remade, are people who aren't fan's of John Carpenter's work in the first place.

    Let's see how they've done with the remakes so far...
    Assault on Precinct 13... RT score 60%
    The Fog ... 4%
    Halloween ... 25%
    The Thing ... 35%

    comparably
    The Originals
    Assault on Precint 13 : 97%
    The Fog: 69%
    Halloween: 94%
    The Thing: 80%

    How about they leave this one alone, and we teach the young ones that not every great movie was made in the last 10 years.
     
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    Right but you know it is a double edged sword but one that I like.

    John gets some fast easy money and the unwashed masses get crap! :lol



     
  45. Mola Rob

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    It's Hollywood, they don't know when to leave anything alone.

    I'm proud to say I was one of the fifty or so people who supported Big Trouble in Little China by seeing it in the theater on opening night in 1986...I got it right off the bat.
     
  46. Apollo

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    Ditto!

    A lot of my friends did'nt though! :lol



     
  47. Monkey67

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    If the rock wants to be in it. Let him be the guy that's the muscle for Lo pan. You know the dude that blows up at the end. I rather them not remake it, but a new story many years later with new people. Maybe like egg takes on a new threat on his variation.
     
  48. dascoyne

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    I was the other guy in the theater cheering.
     
  49. Mola Rob

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    It sounds like most of the people who saw it in '86 are now on the RPF. :lol
     
  50. MooCriket

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    I missed out on seeing it in the theater, but during the summer when it came out on cable, I watched it religiously everyday before soccer practice. I later ended up wearing out a VHS copy. I may have only been twelve but I sure did not mind Gracie Law and Mao Linn :)

    Not sure why, but this film and the Thing are two of my favorite Kurt Russel films.
     
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