Headmon Entertainment and Acme Rocket Fuel, the company behind the upcoming proposed reboot of the “Kickboxer” film franchise, have reportedly already lined up funding for the sequel.
In fact there’s also a working title in place – “Kickboxer 2: Retaliation”. This is a surprise as the first film, “Kickboxer: Vengeance,” has yet to begin production. ‘Vengeance’ is a remake of the original 1989 martial arts cult classic which helped launch Jean Claude Van Damme’s career.
In that film Van Damme played Kurt Sloane, a man looking to avenge his brother (Dennis Alexio) who was left paralyzed by an unrelenting fighter. Alain Moussi takes on the Kurt Sloane role, while Van Damme returns to portray his mentor Master Durand.
Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, and UFC champion George St. Pierre are also onboard for the film which is aiming for a late 2016 release.
Source: Cinema Blend