Remakes remakes remakes… doers Hollywood have any original ideas left?!
Apparently not as the latest film to get the remake treatment will be… Jean Claud Van Damme’s Kickboxer. You may remember it as the movie where Van Damme’s character goes through brutal training to become the best kickboxer and avenge his fallen brother. Yeah, we were skeptical about this as well.
But it seems that director Stephen Fung has lined up quite the cast for this re-telling, and they all know their Martial Arts, thats for sure. Actor and Stuntman Alain Moussi is taking on the lead role. He has performed stunts for films like PACIFIC RIM, BRICK MANSIONS, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, and the upcoming WARCRAFT, as well as being an accomplished martial artist.
The cast also includes Georges St. Pierre (a 3-time UFC champion who played Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Scott Adkins & Tony Jaa (Both well respected film starts and masters of the art of ass-kickery), and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista.
It’s an impressive cast, and a movie starring all of these guys based on a classic 80’s Van Damme movie could be quite a fun ride. But we’ll have to see if this is a back to basics approach like the original, or a high octane mess like most types of films like these nowadays.