Radar Pictures has released a new full-length trailer for Kickboxer: Vengeance.
It's a reboot of the 1989 cult classic, Kickboxer, which starred, and helped launch the career of, Belgian martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme (Bloodsport, Timecop).
The Muscles from Brussels is back for the reboot; however, he's taking on the less physical mentor role. He'll be joined by Alain Moussi (White House Down), Gina Carano (Deadpool), Georges St Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), who is bringing back the iconic Tong Po -- including bandages covered in glue and broken glass. Awesome!Eric and Kurt Sloan are the 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. Against Kurt's concerns, Eric accepts a paid offer and travels to Thailand to challenge the Muay Thai champion Tong Po and fails with dire consequences. Kurt sets out for revenge. He trains with his brother's mentor, Durand, for a Muay Thai fight against the merciless champion, Tong Po. Durand first thinks Kurt is impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Durand discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.
The film is directed by John Stockwell, based on a script by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath.
Kickboxer: Vengeance opens in theaters on September 2, 2016.