Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack will be written by John Carpenter and Anthony Burch. As many of you may already know, Carpenter directed the original film as well as The Thing and Escape from New York (two other Kurt Russell films). Burch, on the other hand, is a name that may not be as familiar. However, his writing credits have grown from starring in his own web series to one of the most popular gaming franchises ever. Burch started out as a YouTube personality alongside his sister Ashley where they co-wrote and starred in a series of shorts called Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’. He would go on to write for Gearbox Software and works on games such as Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Tales From Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series.
According to the official synopsis for Old Man Jack, the comic book will follow a 60-year old Jack Burton. 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… 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.”
Other credits for the comic include Jorge Corona (artist), Stephane Roux, Sam Bosma, Michael Adams with Marco D’Alfonso, Will Robson, and Paul Pope (who will all do different variant covers for the comic). The comic will be 32, full color pages and will have an MSRP of $3.99.
Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack will be available in local comic book shops in September.