Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has scored another genre title to his acting resume. The Wrap reports the Eight Time WWE Champion will star in a remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic Big Trouble In Little China.
Johnson has become one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, having racked up billions in box office receipts. His past roles have included the title character in The Scorpion King, Roadblock in GI Joe: Retaliation, and Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious series. Next year he is set to take flight as the supervillain Black Adam in an upcoming Shazam movie.
Big Trouble In Little China was a 1986 film directed by John Carpenter that starred Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a wise cracking truck driver who gets caught up in an underground battle against the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. The film was a box office failure, but became a cult favorite among fans.
Johnson will produce the remake along with his 7 Bucks Entertainment partners Dany and Hiram Garcia. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) will write the screenplay. No director or release date has been announced as of yet.