Martial arts star Tony Jaa (‘Ong Bak,’ ‘Fast & Furious 7’) and Scott Adkins (‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty’) have become the latest additions to the cast of director Stephen Fung’s reboot of ‘Kickboxer.’
‘Kickboxer’ sees newcomer Alain Moussi in the shoes of Jean Claude Van Damme, playing Kurt Sloan, a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po.
The high-octane 3D remake also stars WWE superstar-turned actor Dave Bautista (‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’) and UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’).
With the addition of Adkins and Jaa, ‘Kickboxer’ features a variety of over 20 martial arts disciplines. Batista has long wrestled professionally for WWE but has formal backgrounds in Kali, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Moussi is a practitioner of Karate, Kickboxing, Aikido, Goshindo, Kobudo, Filipino martial arts, Sambo, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu. St. Pierre practices Kyokushin Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wrestling along with a vast array of talents stemming from a Mixed Martial Arts background.
‘Kickboxer’ is produced by Ted Field of Radar Films (‘Riddick,’ ‘The Last Samurai’), Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer are on board serving as executive producers.