Will Kurt Russell return? That’s the first question on everyone’s lips now that details have emerged that the Big Trouble In Little China, (BTILC) remake will now be a straight up sequel to the 1986 cult classic.
When a new BTILC movie was announced back in 2005 many fans balked at the idea of a remake. The Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was cast and it looked like concerns about a remake were to be confirmed. However producer Hiram Garcia recently told Collider that the movie would be a continuation of the original:
“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.”
So with that revelation will fans get to see Kurt Russell side-by-side with the The Rock battling Lo Pan’s Chinatown’s supernatural foes?
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Here’s the sweary trailer for Michael Bay’s new movie Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and The Rock.
It looks like Bay is trying really hard to do a Coen Brothers movie but with added strippers and explosions. The movie claims to be based on a true story. The reality of this claim is the real story is far more dark and disturbing than this laugh-fest caper would suggest and involved three men known as the Sun Gym Gang. You can read the whole sordid story HERE.
‘I’m Hot! I’m big.’
Oh body builders, what are you like? Here’s the trailer for Michael Bay’s testosterone fuelled movie loosely based on a true story, starring The Rock and Mark ‘I used to beat up defenceless grocery store owners in my youth’ Wahlberg.
By ‘loosely based’ they probably mean the end credits have more accuracy.
This, unfortunately, isn’t a paparazzi snap of Hollywood action star The Rock relaxing in his backyard using his barbecue. It’s a publicity shot featuring Dwayne Johnson on the set of his latest film Pain & Gain.
Directed by Michael Bay the movie also stars Mark Wahlberg and is based on an 11 year-old newspaper article in the Miami New Times about two steriod abusing bodybuilders who had turned to crime and ended up involving themselves in an extortion ring and kidnapping plot which all ended rather messily.
Of course the movie is taking a black comedy route with Rob Corddry, (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cedar Rapids), and Ken Joeng, (The Hangover, Community), no doubt propping up the laughs department.
(via Geeks Of Doom)
The Rock laughs in the face of underwater bullets.
Here’s the first official trailer for GI Joe: Retaliation starring Channing Tatum, The Rock, Jonathan Pryce and Bruce Willis and it looks shit. But the first film was also shit so at least there’s a level of consistency here.
The plot rattles around like so:
Pew, pew, pew. Braaaat, braaaaat, braaaaaaaat, BOOM, pew, pew, pew, thunk, pew, pew, pew, The Rock, KABLAMOO, swoosh, swish, whack, ‘Let’s move’, thwip, bamf, vroot, vroot, pew, pew, pew, zip, zap, screech, Bruce Willis.
Here’s a snap of The Rock fishing off the shores of Lake Ponchartrain, New Orleans in between takes of his new movie GI Joe: Retaliation. Apparently he plays the role of Roadblock, a heavy machine-gunner who likes to cook. Looks like he’s caught himself a 24 inch python.
Go! Go! Go! Here’s the trailer for the fifth installment of The Fast and The Furious franchise creatively entitled Fast Five. Fans will be pleased to know that Vin Diesel and Paul Walker continue their homoerotic bromance for each other but this time they’re off to the slums of Rio, where no doubt vacuum sealed t-shirts will be soaked through with sweat as they’re pursued by none other than The Rock himself. Actually the prospect of both Diesel and Johnson sharing screen time together could lead to a rip in the space time continuum due to the overload of testosterone and facial grimacing. This shit just got real!
I'll think you'll find my shirt is the tightest.