John Carpenter unhappy with Big Trouble In Little China sequel
John Carpenter isn't happy about the planned 'Big Trouble In Little China' sequel.
The forthcoming film was announced in 2015 with Dwayne Johnson starring as the lead character and is intended to be a follow-on from the
70-year-old director's original 1986 movie, which starred Kurt Russell and went on to become a cult classic despite initially disappointing at the box office.
Carpenter believes that little respect will be paid to his story and instead the title has been selected so to be a well-known vehicle for Johnson.
In an interview with Collider, he said: "They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson. That's what they want. So, they just picked that title. They don't give a s**t about me and my movie. That movie wasn't a success. Barry Diller crapped on it."
Carpenter recently worked with Jason Blum on the new 'Halloween' sequel and was brought back to the franchise he created in 1978 to score the slasher flick.
Carpenter is so pleased with what Blum achieved with the movie that he would not hesitate to work with the 'Paranormal Activity' producer again.
He said: "I would partner with Jason anytime. I mean that. I think he's really good and smart."
The new 'Halloween' movie follows Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode battling psychopath killer Michael Myers, 40 years after the first installment of the franchise.