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Alain Moussi Kicks Off The New Teaser Poster For KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE
With news and updates slow to pass for the upcoming martial arts reboot, Kickboxer: Vengeance, I suppose we'll take what we can get at this point. The film is definitely on par for arrival this year with the goal of attaining a sequel with martial artist and stunt performer Alain Moussi making his acting debut opposite Dave Bautista in the first film. For this, we have a new promotional teaser poster which you can below.
Written by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath and directed by John Stockwell (In The Blood), Moussi stars as "Kurt Sloane", a fighter out to avenge his brother's death at the deadly hands and knees of of the relentless "Tong Po", played by Batista. Action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme is back long from leading the 1989 classic, now starring as Sloane's mentor, "Durand", with Sara Malakul Lane, Georges St. Pierre, Gina Carano, the late Darren Shahlavi and more you can learn of on the official website. While you're at it, feel free to celebrate Moussi's 25K milestone on Facebook.
EXCLUSIVE: In the months since its evolution, the highly anticipated action thriller, Triple Threat (formely Makeshift Squad) has been a bookmark for many an Asian cinema fan looking to see just how this particular "Asian-Expendables" kind of movie this will bring about. The prospects have been good, too, and notably in the wake of its casting additions including headliners Tiger Chen (Man Of Tai Chi), Tony Jaa (Furious Seven) and Iko Uwais (Headshot), and particularly with 87eleven's own Chad Stahelski (John Wick: Chapter 2) behind the action scenes.
I think it's safe to say you know your movie sucks when you not only screw the rights holders whose name and content you base your unsanctioned film on, but when said rights holders join the chorus of critics panning your movie from literally every angle of the internet. That is the level of achievement you have reached if your name is George Nolfi and you've directed a film called Birth Of The Dragon, long hyped to be a hopefully legendary homage to Bruce Lee, the late founder of Jeet Kune Do and patriarch of American martial arts movie fandom.
John Stockwell's Kickboxer: Vengeance is now available wherever movies are sold in the U.S. and Canada with other screenings pending. It's a film that otherwise garners caution for fans as a rebooted fanfare that nonetheless has actor and martial artist Alain Moussi leading the action vehicle next to the star of its original iteration, actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.