Big Trouble In Little China Lo-Pan Actor Talks Dwayne Johnson Reboot

Dwayne Johnson has been trying at a Big Trouble in Little China reboot, on which Lo-Pan actor James Hong is sharing his thoughts. The Rock has not been shy about his desire to bring life back into the Kurt Russell-led genre-defying film, which came out in 1986. John Carpenter’s original Big Trouble in Little China followed Russell’s character Jack Burton and his wild adventures in and around San Francisco’s Chinatown. The action revolves around Burton and his friend Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), and their efforts to find and rescue Chi’s green-eyed fiancée Miao Yin (Suzee Pai) after she gets kidnaped. The kidnaper, Lo-Pan, did so in order to marry her, as his curse specifies that he needs to marry a woman with green eyes in order to retain his immortality.

Although he had his hands full with Black Adam for some time, Johnson has also been pining for this reboot for some years now, though there has been a lack of details regarding anything about the potential reboot since it was first announced in 2015, save for it being described as a follow-up rather than a remake. Though Carpenter was blunt in his response about the project, Russell, with whom Johnson worked alongside for Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, has expressed his support for a new Big Trouble in Little China movie, even if he doesn’t return for it. Now, another actor from the cult classic is sharing their two cents on the film.

In a recent interview with, Big Trouble in Little China’s Lo-Pan star James Hong shared his thoughts on Dwayne Johnson’s in-development reboot. Though expressing his feelings that the original should be left alone, he did share an interest to appear in a unique fashion for the film. See what Hong shared below:

Without Lo-Pan? How dare he. [Chuckles] Well, I think they should leave the classic alone. However, I’d like to reappear in the new one and do something spiritually, like Star Wars where the characters come back and do a reprieve of some kind. Obviously, because let’s admit it, Lo-Pan is a huge part of that first one, so how can you forget him?

Although Johnson is one of, if not the biggest name in Hollywood right now, this passion project of his cannot seem to get any actual traction. Word first got out in 2015 about the Johnson-led Big Trouble in Little China reboot, however producer Hiram Garcia has admitted to running into some trouble on the legal side of rebooting the film. That being said, this doesn’t seem to be just a pipe dream as Johnson and Garcia have ideas as to where to take the reboot. Both being fans of the film, it’s clear they want to continue the film in a similar vein as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, allowing the original film to stand on its own while paying honor to it and paving their own path forward. Given the success of Johnson’s Jumanji reboot and subsequent sequel, this seems a sure fire idea for those also hesitant about a Big Trouble in Little China follow-up.

It is safe to assume that the Big Trouble in Little China reboot is a ways away if anything, given Johnson is one of the busiest men in Hollywood, namely as he’s now made his way to the DCEU with Black Adam and is also putting together Jungle Cruise 2 for Disney, two Red Notice sequels for Netflix and Red One at Prime Video. With Carpenter also proving largely against the concept, it could be a while before Johnson and his group are able to convince the original director to allow them to make the follow-up. But with Hong interested in making his way back to the fold, one can hope Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China can live up to the legacy of its predecessor.