Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Picture.
We all know Lo Pan is fucking awesome. Big Trouble In Little China is without a doubt John Carpenter’s most flat out fun movie and James Hong is a huge part of that. His David Lo Pan is one of cinema’s best villains. I love it when a balance can be struck between threatening and cartoony and by God James Hong does it.
Lo Pan is a perfect foil for Jack Burton and one of my favorite characters in all of ‘80s cinema. Most of that credit goes to Hong, but he was aided by some amazing makeup work, especially his David Lo Pan old man makeup.
That very makeup job is the focus for today’s pic, which has Steve Johnson applying the old man Lo Pan (say that out loud, it’s fun!) prosthetics and crazy facial hair. Thanks to Vincent Guastini and the Practical Effects Group for the image! Enjoy!
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Tomorrow’s pic features a very famous comic duo.
I’ve got a lot of maintenance work to do on the previous BTS articles, but you can visit two pages worth of images (beware of some broken links thanks to the last server shift): Click here to visit Page One and Click here to visit Page Two