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For fans of the Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 80’s hit movie Kickboxer, you might love this News that production of the reboot has begun. The reboot which is directed by  Stephen Fung was supposed to star Furious 7 star Tony Jaa however for some reason the actor pulled out of the project leaving room for Van Damme to come up and get signed to star in the reboot.

The movie follows Eric and Kurt Sloan, 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. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Xian Chow, for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Chow first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Chow discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.

The release date for this one is unknown at this time, what is known though is that the movie also stars Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista and George St. Pierre.

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