Radar Pictures’ highly-actipated reboot of 1989’s Kickboxer, titled Kickboxer: Vengeance (read our review), will finally be hitting the big screen and VOD on September 2nd.
The upcoming film is directed by John Stockwell (In the Blood) and written by Jim McGrath (1990’s Elvis TV series) and Dimitri Logothetis (Wings of the Dragon).
Other stars include WWE star Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists), UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Gina Carano (Haywire), Darren Shahlavi (Ip Man 2), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Kickboxer), T.J. Storm (Punisher: War Zone), Matthew Ziff (The Martial Arts Kid) and Sara Malakul Lane.
Martial arts star Tony Jaa (Skin Trade) was attached, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Also attached was Scott Adkins (Zero Tolerance, Wolf Warrior), who declined the role of David after realizing how small his role would be. Both of their roles were replaced by Van Damme and the late Darren Shahlavi, respectively.
Kickboxer: Vengeance tells the story of David and Kurt Sloan, the descendants of a well-known Venice, Calif., fighting dynasty. When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong, despite his brother’s protestations that the man is a crook. When Kurt travels to Thailand to meet his brother, he discovers he has died, and seeks his revenge.
Media: Official still, which has Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Tong Po, double wielding swords. | Click here to see 12 official stills. | Photo featuring Moussi vs. Bautista and fists of glass! | First teaser trailer. | Second trailer.
Updates: Check out our review for the film.