We really shook the pillars of heaven, didn't we, Wang?

From Monster Island News

Originally envisioned by film maker John Carpenter, as a 'classic' western movie, then a 'modern' western movie, "Big Trouble in Little China", eventually evolved into action/comedy that pays homage to Kung-Fu cinema. After several studios balked at the idea of martial arts themed, 'cowboy' movie, screenwriter W. D. Richter was hired by Carpenter to 'modernize' the script. It would seem that Richter would have his own agenda in mind when developing a new story for "Big Trouble", the early drafts all tied in the film as a sequel to his 1984 film, "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!". Carpenter, however, wasn't on the same page as Richter, wanting "Big Trouble in Little China" to be a stand-alone film, and not a sequel, so references to "Buckaroo Banzai" never made it into the final screenplay.

"Big Trouble in Little China" stars Kurt Russell has the truck driver with a big ego, and big heart, Jack Burton. Russell had resurrected his career in the early 80s after success in family oriented Disney films in the late 1960s and early 1970s.



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