Jean-Claude Van Damme returning for ‘Kickboxer’ remake as co-star


What is old is new is old is new is old is fucking Van Damme again. The man himself, JCVD, is returning for the remake of one of his more important flicks. I know, you’re saying, aren’t they all fucking important? Agreed, agreed. So I’ll specify: Kickboxer.


THR reports that Van Damme will play a revamped version of Master Chow, originally played by Dennis Chan in the 1989 film that helped propel Van Damme to stardom.

In the remake, JCVD will be teaching the combat arts to Alain Moussi, who has been a stunt performer in films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pompeii, and Brick Mansions. He plays Kurt Sloan, “ a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Dave Bautista).”

Georges St. Pierre, aka Batroc from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is also in the cast. John Stockwell is directing, and the new Kickboxer begins shooting in New Orleans this week before eventually moving to Thailand. Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath wrote the script.

Producer Ted Field said,

We are so excited to have Kickboxer roll into production and to have JCVD in the role of Master Chow, passing the torch to Alain, to have him lead the franchise to a new generation.

oh yeah!