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Jean-Claude Van Damme is Now the Master in 'Kickboxer' Remake

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December 1, 2014
Source: THR

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Though action star Tony Jaa (of Ong Bak, The Protector and the upcoming Fast & Furious 7) was previously slated to star in the remake of Kickboxer from Honk Kong filmmaker Stephen Fung. However, scheduling conflicts will keep Jaa from being in the film, but fans of the original film should be pleased with his replacement. The original film's star Jean-Claude Van Damme has stepped up to take the master role in the film who mentors Kurt Sloan (Alain Moussi), 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. Read on!

That might make this more of a reboot than a remake now that Van Damme is involved, but THR says he'll be playing a new version of Master Chow (played by Dennis Chan in the original 1989 movie), so maybe these films won't exist in the same universe after all. In case you don't recall, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is playing the villain role of Tong Po, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier bad guy and UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre also has a role in the film. This should get fans of the original film on board with the remake, and it should be cool to see Van Damme kicking again.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

I'm down.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 1, 2014

2

Cool, but that's Bloodsport in the header image.

JSam1222 on Dec 1, 2014

3

Very cool. Jaa would kill JCVD even in this prime.

DAVIDPD on Dec 1, 2014

4

I love Van Damme, but yes.

grimjob on Dec 1, 2014

5

Jaa can't act and sounds like a cat in a blender.

Dan Hibiki on Dec 2, 2014

6

Will they get me to dance in this??? Hmmm, who wants me to dance??

I Am JCVD on Dec 2, 2014

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