Stephen Fung for "Kickboxer" reboot
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Stephen Fung for "Kickboxer" reboot


"Tai Chi Hero" director Stephen Fung

15 May – A reboot of 1989's "Kickboxer", which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, is in the works and is looking for a financier in the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

According to a press release from The Exchange; the production company behind the reboot, the new "Kickboxer" would be directed by "Tai Chi Zero" and "Tai Chi Hero" director Stephen Fung, with UFC champion George St. Pierre ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and WWE wrestle Dave Bautista ("Guardians of the Galaxy") in the cast.

Instead of bringing back Jean-Claude Van Damme for the lead role, the rebooted version will be introducing Alan Moussi; a stuntman and martial artist who has performed in "X-Men: Days of Future Past", "Immortals", "Pacific Rim", and "White House Down".


"Kickboxer", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

Plot details revealed in the press release indicate that it would be similar to the original plot, with two brothers from a family of champions. When one of them is tricked and killed in a fighting match, the surviving brother avenges him after training in the deadly arts of Muay Thai.


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