We’ve known about Kickboxer: Vengeance, the upcoming remake of Jean Claude Van Damme’s classic 1989 martial arts flick Kickboxer, for some time now. And we’ve also known that this remake just won’t be as good as the original. I mean, how could it when it won’t have this iconic scene?
But JCVD’s legendary dance moves aside, the film does boast Dave Bautista going into full beast mode as Tong Po, Van Damme himself now switching it up and taking the role of the wizened trainer, MMA champ turned action hero Gina Carano, and a trio of some of the best MMA fighters on the planet in Georges St. Pierre, Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez. Oh and Alan Moussi. I guess, he’s important too seeing as how he’s the star of this movie. I guess.
Anyway you can now check out all of them doing their kickboxing thing in the first full trailer for Kickboxer: Vengeance which released over the weekend!
Kickboxer: Vengeance follows Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother Eric’s shadow as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Xian Chow, for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Chow first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Chow discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.
Kickboxer: Vengeance was directed by John Stockwell (Cat Run, Blue Crush) and is scheduled for limited release on September 2. A sequel, Kickboxer: Retaliation, is already in development.
Last Updated: July 18, 2016