Next up on the remake circuit is Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1989 revenge flick Kickboxer.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that David Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and UFC's George St Pierre have signed on for roles in the film, along with Alain Moussi (White House Down, Pompeii), who will be the lead.
Producer Ted Field of Radar Pictures:
"Alain is a star and will be an amazing leading man. Like Vin [Diesel] in Riddick, Alain will make this movie very special, and this Kickboxer will be the start of an amazing franchise."
Here's the plot from THR:
Kickboxer tells the story of David and Kurt Sloan, the descendants of a well-known Venice, Calif., fighting dynasty. When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong, despite his brother's protestations that the man is a crook. When Kurt travels to Thailand to meet his brother, he discovers he has died and seeks his revenge.
Hong Kong's Stephen Fung (Tai Chai Zero, Tai Chi Hero) will direct.