There’s a remake of Kickboxer ahead of us, yep, a remake of the cult martial art 1989 movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme! The remake is titled Kickboxer Vengeance. It will be directed by John Stockwell based on a script by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath. Jean Claude Van Damme, won’t reprise his role, but will plays the role of the lead character’s mentor. The film should start in Thailand quite soon.
“Eric (Darren Shahlavi) and Kurt (Alain Moussi) Sloan are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po (Dave Bautista), he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme), for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Durand first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Durand discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.”
The cast includes Darren Shahlavi, Alain Moussi, Gina Carano, Dave Bautista, Sara Malakul Lane, Georges St-Pierre, Sam Medina, and Luis Da Silva Jr.
The film should be released sometime in 2016.