Did Jason Statham’s role in Spy give Jean-Claude Van Damme (Pound of Flesh) inspiration for an upcoming film? Possibly. In a recent interview with TOD, the action star teased a project he’s currently working on: “Right now, I’m working on a lighter project where I play an actor who’s a spy… it will be a bit like The Bourne Identity with a touch of comedy.”
This won’t be the first time Van Damme is venturing into comedy. This year, he appeared in the Chinese superhero parody film, Jian Bing Man. In 2013, he starred alongside Adam Brody, Kristen Schaal and Rob Huebel in Welcome to the Jungle. 2011 gave him a bit role in the French film Beur sur la ville, not to mention voice work in Kung Fu Panda 2 that same year.
Since it may be a while until the new spy comedy comes to fruition, what’s next for Van Damme? In early 2016, you can catch him in Kickboxer: Vengeance with Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista, Georges St. Pierre, Gina Carano and the late Darren Shahlavi. According to sources, his long-awaited thriller, Full Love (aka Eagle Path), will also be released in 2016. Stay tuned!