I haven’t blogged about this before but the seminal 1989 Jean Claude Van Damme martial arts movie (that’s a pretty apt description of all his work, really) Kickboxer is being remade –because of course it is– but on the up side they seem to be casting a lot of awesome people in it.
The newest two are Tony Jaa (who you remember from Ong Bak) and Scott Adkins (who you have seen in lots of things but probably don’t remember).
They’re joining Alain Moussi who was last in X-Men: Days of Future Past, George St-Pierre who you remember as Batroc The Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Dave Bautista who you remember from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Stephen Fung, who directed Tai Chi Zero, is directing. I dunno guys, I’m as cynical about remakes as the next guy but given the cast this could end up being pretty good. Or at least entertainingly bad. Or terrible.
No word on a release date yet.