Kurt Russell may not have known it at the time he was choosing them, but he’s had a knack for getting involved with projects that have not only stood the test of time, but have gone on to find new lives of their own. For example, his movies The Thing was remade and Stargate has spun off three TV series, and two of his films — Big Trouble in Little China and Escape From New York — have new versions in production. Looking back, Russell realizes he’s been involved with some amazing projects, but he won’t take the credit for their enduring success. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kurt Russell)
The new Big Trouble in Little China movie, which is being viewed as more of a sequel than a remake, will star Dwayne Johnson, and acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez is attached to the Escape From New York reboot. Neither has been started shooting or been given a release date yet.