A while ago a Kickboxer reboot was put into pre-production, this raised a few eyebrows, was it really that good it needed a reboot? But then the hugely talented Tony Jaa was cast as the mentor in the film (Master Chow), sadly though Jaa has had to drop out of the project.

Now steps in Jean-Claude Van Damme, the star of the original film, now going to play the mentor, as a huge fan of JCVD growing up in the 90’s I’m pretty excited for this, but I can see a lot of eyebrows being raised as the vast majority of his films since the 90’s have been direct to DVD attempts.

What I will say is that the overall cast is also looking pretty strong, with the inclusion of Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista and MMA star George St Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who I would assume will the be fighters used throughout the film.

I’m kind of looking forward to this one, even if it isn’t going to set any box-office records.

Kickboxer, directed by John Stockwell and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista and George St Pierre is in UK cinemas 2015.


Alan Horne

Itsfilmtastic is a hobby of mine, I manage this great blog in my spare time, while in my day job I'm a web & user interaction designer. You can find my design work on my portfolio and you can follow my design and movie tweets at @alanjhorne.