John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China is one of the greatest cult films of all time. A heady ‘80s action flick wherein Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton character spews hilarious one-liners while fighting against the evil David Lo-Pan – a centuries-old dude looking for a green-eyed bride-- BTiLC was ahead of its time, but still found a very appreciative audience in the years since its release.
During that span, fans have clamored for a sequel, and now we’re about to get it – albeit in a format we didn’t quite expect. Boom! Comics is bringing Jack Burton (and characters like Egg Shen) back for more adventures in their new Big Trouble in Little China comic series, set to debut on June 4.
The Goon’s Eric Powell and artist Brian Churilla will team up to continue the Jack Burton saga in the new book. We’ve got some of artwork to share, and we have to say it looks pretty spiffy so far. Those worried that Powell might not nail the exact tone of the film should stop worrying, because director John Carpenter himself has been involved in helping to craft the story.
The sequel reportedly picks up where the original film ends, and finds Burton returning to Chinatown to face off against one of Lo-Pan’s lieutenants.
Powell and Churilla seem to have a firm grasp on what made the original film so appealing, and if they can translate Jack’s cocky swagger and general buffoonery to the page, the book could very well be a hit. And who knows – if that happens, maybe we’ll all finally get the sequel we’ve wanted for nearly three decades.
So, you know what old Jack Burton says at a time like this – he says check out the artwork below and see for yourself what you think about this whole Big Trouble in Little China comic.
[via USA Today]
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