Batista Signs On To Appear In ‘Kickboxer’ Remake With GSP
WWE Superstar Batista and UFC legend Georges St. Pierre have signed on to appear in ‘Kickboxer’ – a remake of the 1989 cult classic starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will begin shopping the film to foreign buyers later this week at the Cannes Film Market.
Producer Ted Field of Radar Pictures has been planning the remake for a year, already signing Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Fung to direct.
Stuntman and martial artist Alain Moussi has signed on to play the lead. Here’s the synopsis:
“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.”
Brian O’Shea touted to the Hollywood Reporter:
“We have a visionary director, a strong Hollywood producer, great cast and an action-packed script based on a well known property. What more can you ask for?”
Kickboxer will executive produced by O’Shea, Mike Weber and Peter Meyer. Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi will also produce.