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Van Damme’s ‘Bloodsport’ & ‘Kickboxer’ Both Getting Reboots

Two Jean-Claude Van Damme motion cult-classics – ‘Bloodsport’ and ‘Kickboxer’ – are getting reboots from the administrators of ‘V for Vendetta’ and ‘Tai Chi Zero’, respectively.


Two films that made a star of Jean-Claude Van Damme within the late ’80s – Bloodsport(1988) and Kickboxer(1989) – are each getting reboots. (Does it even really feel like ache anymore?)

Relativity Media reportedly has director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) hooked up to the brand new model of Bloodsport, whereas Kickboxer can be re-launched by Radar Photos (Riddick), with Hong Kong director Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) on the helm.


Deadline dropped the information of the Bloodsport/Kickboxer reboots.  The positioning reviews that the brand new Bloodsport – initially about a military officer who goes AWOL to compete in an unlawful underground struggle match – will now be about “the morally-conflicted lifetime of twenty first century mercenaries who conflict with the underground world of Brazilian Vale Tudo, the martial arts fashion utilized by Donald Gibb’s character within the unique movie.” So yeah, that is one thing… totally different. The script has an impending re-write by Craig Rosenberg (The Uninvited), who’s re-working the imaginative and prescient of Robert Kamen (Taken Trilogy) and Phillip Noyce (Salt), the inventive group initially hooked up to the reboot.


Kickboxer – which was initially a couple of man who learns Muay Thai kickboxing so as to avenge his brother in a brutal struggle – will get a script by TV author Jim McGrath (Air AmericaMatlock) and his former collaborator Dimitri Logothetis (The Misplaced Angel, Air America). No phrase but on whether or not or not the script writers are going to re-imagine the storyline for the rebooted model; nevertheless, given the names hooked up, it looks like Fung’s motion prowess (for what it is value) goes to have to hold issues. Try a scene from Tai Chi Zero, under:


Of the 2 tasks, Bloodsport has the extra promising group dealing with script and directing duties – however since neither movie has a forged picked out but – notably stars to interchange Van Damme within the main roles – it is arduous to guage both method whether or not or not these re-visits to 2 motion film cult-classics are going to be in any method worthwhile. For now, there’s certain to be extra skepticism than optimism.



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