While speaking with Collider about his upcoming Western "Bone Tomahawk," Kurt Russell -- star of the original "Big Trouble in Little China" -- commented on the upcoming remake starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, saying "Go get it, good luck."
The actor also commented on remakes in general, expressing his hesitation and the need for a reason for a remake, using John Carpenter's "The Thing" as an example.
"I always think it's interesting what's gonna be done. Dwayne Johnson I don't know what his take on it is gonna be, I don't know what they're gonna do. I always look at those movies when I see a remake and it's like, 'Ok… there's gotta be a reason,'" Russell told Collider. "[John Carpenter and I] did the remake of 'The Thing.' But John didn't want to remake the original movie, he wanted to remake 'Who Goes There?' He wanted not to remake The Thing, he wanted to do a movie of 'Who Goes There?' Which had never been made, which was the short story. So ours is in fact quite different that the original 'Thing' and it was a horrific monster.
"[Laughs] And it took a long time for that movie to kind of gain it's appreciation but through the years it's been nice to watch that happen with that movie, it’s now considered one of the great horror movies ever made and I’m very proud to have been a part of that."