It looks like Big Trouble In Little China is not the only John Carpenter film that could be getting a remake. The Tracking Board is reporting that Sony and Columbia are working on a remake of the director’s 1984 science-fiction/romance Starman.
No writer has been picked for the project but reportedly the studio is looking at “taking the remake in a new direction, more in line tonally with the hit teen drama The Fault In Our Stars.” So apparently the story about an alien who comes to Earth, disguises himself as Jeff Bridges and finds himself falling in love with Karen Allen will now be played out by teens.
The film was a critical success, with Bridges earning both an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of the titular alien character. It was followed two years later by a television series starring Robert Hayes in the title role as the alien having returned to Earth and joining with his half-human son (Christopher Daniel Barnes) in searching for his missing love.