Forget the chatter and reports about a Big Trouble in Little China movie remake. We've already met Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) in John Carptenter's 1986 classic and his story ain't done yet!
Earlier this year we were able to debut pages from the Official Art of Big Trouble in Little China book and today we're please to exclusively announce a brand new comic series from BOOM! Studios exploring Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express. Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack is a new series launching in September written by John Carpenter and Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2).
Below is official info on the #1 issue, the main cover art, and some info on the first story arc of Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack.
Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1
Writers: John Carpenter, Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Main Cover: Stephane Roux
Movie Poster Intermix Cover: Sam Bosma
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams with Marco D'Alfonso
Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
Variant Cover: Paul Pope
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Format: 32 pages, full color
Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack Synopsis:
- From John Carpenter (director of Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and Anthony Burch (writer of Borderlands 2) comes the story of old man Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express.
- The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.
- Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.
We've seen Carpenter help out on previous Jack Burton comics with BOOM! including the exciting crossover with other Kurt Russell '80s action icon Snake Plissken in Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York comic. The first story arc of the Old Man Jack series features four issues and introduces an older Jack trying to ignore a certain awfulness around him and he's unexpected called into action, reuniting with a familiar not-so-friendly face. Hilariously weird foes, strange luck, and unexpected allegiances make this series must-read for fans of the film looking for that sequel.
We can only hope Carpenter's involvement in the series helps Hollywood decide on a film sequel instead of a film reboot. This story deserves a big screen adaptation!