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Dwayne Johnson to Star in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Remake

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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Greathouse
If anybody ever does a remake of The Big Lebowski . I'm calling for a Jihad!!!!


Already green lit and starring John Cenna.


Lol


Are you sure it's not Jesse Ventura ?
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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

I haven't seen that one. I'll have to check it out.

ETA: Just added it to my watch later list. It starts with the song Dixie Chicken by Little Feat so it can't be all that bad.


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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex
I think this is more of a "Sacred Cow" issue.

"How dare you creepy Hollywood movie exec's tread on my favorite flics?" Let's wait until it comes out to pan it.


No, its more of a, I know what kind of movies the Rock makes, issue.

There are basically three kinds of remakes. Those that take non edgy movies and makes them more edgy for a quick cash grab. Those that take edgy movies and make them bland for a quick cash grab. And those that serious artists make, artists that know and understand what made the original great, simply because they love something and want to reinvent it for a new generation.

We have all seen the slew of remakes Hollywood is churning out. Most fall into the first two categories. Very few fall into the third. There are only a handful of remakes that are as good or better than the original. This is not a sacred cow issue. This is an issue of experience. Experiencing the original then watching the remake. Being disappointed over and over again. Of knowing the writing and directing quality of movies the Rock attaches himself to. When you add all that up. You get a big ole pile of stinking turds.


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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Believe it or not it's worth it. The monkeys were horny and they were paralyzed .



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

So Johnson is wrong for saying " Hey, that would be a really fun role to play. I'd sure like to get to be that character" ?


You know what?

I think it'd be fun to play Princess Leia in a Star Wars remake, but that doesn't mean I should ever think about it if the role were offered to me.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Skid Mark

Believe it or not it's worth it. The monkeys were horny and they were paralyzed .

So, the monkeys are up for a game of hide the banana? Sounds hilarious.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Oh, let's stop being haters here. The ladies need their day.

Someone needs to stick a Diva in as Rooster Cogburn.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Skid Mark

Believe it or not it's worth it. The monkeys were horny and they were paralyzed .


This kind of line needs to be made into someone's siggie



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: karmicecstasy Then it's just that Johnson is doing it that bothers you? Who would you pick to be the lead if you were remaking it? I think Johnson has pretty much the same campy bravado that Russell does. I wonder what you'd say about an "Escape..." remake. Who would you cast as the new Snake Pliskin?


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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Oh, let's stop being haters here. The ladies need their day.

Someone needs to stick a Diva in as Rooster Cogburn.


How about Rosie O'Donnel or Kathy Bates? Too bad Bea Arthur is dead. She would have been sexy in the role.

ETA:Yes, I do realize that just because something sounds funny in my head it doesn't mean it'll be funny in real life.
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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

The monkeys were an ongoing plot joke. And when the rock woke up paralyzed and said uh oh I honestly fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard .



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Greathouse
If anybody ever does a remake of The Big Lebowski . I'm calling for a Jihad!!!!


Already green lit and starring John Cenna.


Lol


Are you sure it's not Jesse Ventura ?

Jesse's on this site. He might see that.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Dude I'm British and agree with you.
Let it be a sequel with Russell.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Which would be a good idea unless you are actually a professional actor.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Anything with monkeys has got to be funny. The little poop throwing buggers.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: quercusrex

Ok, I think you're missing the point. It seems to us that this remake is being done with who the lead is being more important that who the characters in the script are. Additionally, the movie as originally done is popular for a reason, and a large part of that reason is Kurt Russell's portrayal of that character.

So, in order to do a successful remake, you need to take into account the character and how Russell played him and find a lead who can either pull off a good rendition of that or have an interpretation of the lead that will make us forget about Russell and carry the movie.

We have no faith the Rock, as nice as he is, is that actor.

See, John Wayne put his stamp on Rooster Cogburn. That character WAS John Wayne as far as anyone was concerned, but they pulled of a remake of True Grit by finding an actor who had a rendition of Cogburn that rivaled Wayne's and paying similar detailed attention to the rest of the movie. The treated it with respect, not simply as a cheap money-making vehicle.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex
a reply to: karmicecstasy Then it's just that Johnson is doing it that bothers you? Who would you pick to be the lead if you were remaking it? I think Johnson has pretty much the same campy bravado that Russell does. I wonder what you'd say about an "Escape..." remake. Who would you cast as the new Snake Pliskin?



Anson Mount .



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Skid Mark

Dude I'm British and agree with you.
Let it be a sequel with Russell.

Well, nobody ever said that the British didn't have good taste in movies.
I really didn't mean that to sound snarky. I was making a joke off of the first line of your comment.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

No someone in another thread started with the line and I have stolen it
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So expect lots of it lol.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Oh, okay. Make it your own then.



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