‘Kickboxer’ Reboot Punches Up Cast With Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa

'Kickboxer' Reboot Adds Scott Adkins, Tony

Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa have stepped into the arena for the reboot of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 actioner “Kickboxer.”

The duo is joining previously announced stars Dave Batista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), former UFC welterweight champion George St-Pierre and Alain Moussi (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”).

Producers are Ted Field of Radar Films, Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will exec produce.

Stephen Fung (“Tai Chi Zero”) is directing. The story follows Moussi’s character, who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of kickboxing to avenge his brother’s death.

With the addition of Adkins and Jaa, the film features stars with more than 20 martial arts disciplines. Adkins’ credits include “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “The Expendables 2.” Jaa starred in the “Ong Bak” films and “The Protector.”

The Exchange began selling “Kickboxer” at Cannes.

 

 

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  1. kurte bryan says:

    oooooh wat a combination of jaa,adkins,&robot

  2. kurte bryan says:

    continue with jaa&scot

  3. I pity anyone that get’s into the ring with Tony Jaa

  4. Cezar says:

    I like Scott Adkins but nothing is ever going to compare to Van Damme’s original, I’m still going to watch it though.

  5. This song had better be in it:

  6. terpdx says:

    I read this as ‘Kickpuncher’ and got unduly excited for a moment. #TAAITM

    Nonetheless, Tony Jaa is incredibly exciting to watch, and the ‘Undisputed’ films (with Scott Adkins) were very underrated as far as the fight scenes were concerned. This could be a fun film.

  7. stevenmillan says:

    I’m not much into modern remakes(since this trend kicked off with the remakes of PSYCHO and DAWN OF THE DEAD),but the casting for this one keep getting more interesting with each new news update(about this soon-to-film redux).

  8. Momed amin says:

    Eu nao ei doque s trata mas to nesa

  9. Parson P says:

    As long as someone says, “You bleed like Mylee.” I’d be fine with the reboot.

  10. Do they have to remake every movie ever made. There is no doubt in my mind that this remake will never be as big as the original.

    • Wes says:

      Oh, and Tong Po’s hair must be the same.

    • Wes says:

      Dude, who cares? As long as the story isn’t completely marred, it should be fine. Yes, Van Damme’s was incredible, but it wasn’t big like other movies of it’s time. It got him into his bigger known films. It helped launch his career. So, yes, it could very well out perform the original.

  11. Jason Silvey says:

    Um, Scott Adkins’ credits more importantly include Undisputed II and III, which is all you need to know about how badass he is. Boyka!

  12. Daniil2702 says:

    That is a great idea!

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