‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ (2016)
Straight from the film’s Facebook page come debut images Kickboxer Vengeance (formally just “Kickboxer”) featuring first looks at original star Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, SPECTRE). Its the follow-up to the 1998 ‘Kickboxer’ film.
Directed by John Stockwell (Cat Run, Blue Crush), the new 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.
Also set to star Gina Carano (Haywire), Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past), George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Sara Malakul Lane (Sharktopus), Kickboxer Vengeance is produced by Field alongside Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will executive produce as well as Brian O’Shea, Nat McCormick and Jeff Bowler from The Exchange. The Exchange is selling Kickboxer Vengeance worldwide.