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With the Kickboxer reboot not even in cinemas as yet, filmmakers are already setting to work on a sequel to the project. The sequel will be called Kickboxer: Retaliation, and it will follow on where the upcoming Kickboxer: Vengeance left off.
Returning for the sequel will be Jean Claude Van Damme and Alain Moussi, both of whom featured in the first movie, which we’re hoping to see at some point this year. Shooting on the sequel will kick off in May of this year for a release in 2017.
The post ‘Kickboxer’ sequel all set to go into production appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
A sequel to the Kickboxer reboot is happening - before the new film has even been released...
Such is the confidence behind the project, though, that a sequel to it will be filming even before the reboot itself is released.
The next film is called Kickboxer: Retaliation, and it’s set to feature Hafthor Julius Bjornsson (best known as Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain). Dimitri Logothetis is co-writing and directing, and both Moussi and Van Damme are expected back. This time, they’re up against a criminal syndicate.
Filming will begin this May in Thailand, and our guess is that it’ll be scheduled for release at some point next year.
More news on the new Kickboxer movies as we get it, »
It.s a good sign that you have faith in your movie when you start developing a sequel before the first one is even released. Sure, big boys like Marvel, DC, Lucasfilm, and others plan things out in advance all the time, but even a big movie like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn.t have a sequel greenlit until the first one became a hit. It.s an even riskier proposition for a smaller movie that.s on less sure footing, but that.s precisely the case with Kickboxer: Vengeance, the reboot of the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle. A sequel is already in the works, and it.s bringing a very large Game of Thrones star along for the ride. By very large, I mean physically very large. Hafthor Julius Björnsson, better known as the hulking mass of man named The Mountain on HBO.s hit fantasy series, is, »
Our House Films and Acme Rocket Fuel have announced that Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, better known as 'The Mountain' on HBO's big-budget fantasy series "Game of Thrones," will serve as the villain in the upcoming "Kickboxer: Retaliation".
'Retaliation' is the sequel to "Kickboxer: Vengeance," the reboot of the classic Jean-Claude Van Damme franchise that was shot last year and is due for release later this year. Even though the first is not yet out, pre-production on the sequel is already undereay.
Producer Rob Hickman tells Coming Soon: "The response we have garnered for the first film, before its release, has been staggering, and we are excited to continue the franchise with the Mountain himself added to the cast."
'Vengeance' producer and co-writer Dimitri Logothetis will helm the sequel, while Alain Moussi and Jean-Claude Van Damme will reprise their roles from the first film as they take on a syndicate of criminals. »
- Garth Franklin
Later this year, the Kickboxer franchise will be brought back to life on the big screen with Kickboxer: Vengeance, which released the first trailer in December although an official release date has not yet been set. While we wait for more details on this action-thriller, ComingSoon.net reports that a sequel is already in the works, entitled Kickboxer Retaliation, with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays "The Mountain" on Game of Thrones, signing on to be the new villain. Here's what producer Rob Hickman had to say in a statement.
"The response we have garnered for the first film, before its release, has been staggering, and we are excited to continue the franchise with the Mountain himself added to the cast."
20 years ago today, NBC aired “The One After the Superbowl,” the mega-episode of “Friends” packed with famous guest stars. The two-part episode had a massive lead-in from the Cowboys vs. Steelers game, even more than usual for post-Super Bowl programming — that game broke the record for most-watched sporting event ever on American television. The star-studded lineup of visitors to “Friends” was: Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Chris Isaak, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Fred Willard, and Dan Castellaneta. Roberts played Susie, Chandler’s elementary school classmate. Chandler eagerly agrees to go on a date with her, only to find out that the date was part of Susie’s plot for revenge to get back at Chandler for a prank he played on her in the 4th grade. “That was in the 4th grade! How could you still be upset about that?” Chandler exclaimed upon realizing what this was all about — as he stood »
- Emily Rome
I found myself thinking recently about films that have been repressed to the dark recesses of forgotten cinema. The sort of films where you find yourself snapping a finger and exclaiming “oh yeah…I remember that!” These could be great films that have somehow not stayed in the consciousness of the mainstream. Then there is another band of films that perhaps didn’t quite get the love they deserved. In the course of time some films find that love. Blade Runner is a great example of this. With this in mind I will begin to explore films that should be shown more love, be they merely forgotten, or dismissed without due attention to their finer points.
With Sly Stallone hitting the comeback trail in such wonderful style in Creed, and »
- Amie Cranswick
Stan Bush has to consider himself one of the luckiest men in the world to be able to work with Jcvd. We’ll get to that in a minute As many of you should know, I’m a huge fan of the old Jean Claude Van Damme classics. Seriously, how could you not be? And when it comes to the best of the best it certainly doesn’t get any better than Bloodsport or Kickboxer. Speaking of Bloodsport, perhaps one of the more overlooked features of this movie is the sick soundtrack. I’m taking synthesizers up the wazoo. I’m talking “Kumite, Kumite, Kumite.”
- Nat Berman
“You break my record. Now I break you!” Remember the humongous Asian villain that appeared in just about every single Jean Claude Van Damme movie in history? He was the infamous Chong Li in Bloodsport and way before that played “Bolo” in Bruce Lee’s classic “Enter the Dragon.” In case you didn’t know, the real man’s name is Bolo Yeung. If you can actually believe it, Bolo is almost 70 years old. Yes, we/I everything is really getting older. Currently the martial arts monster still lifts weights about two hours each day, and he regularly practices Tai Chi Chuan which
Whatever Happened to Chong Li From Bloodsport? »
- Nat Berman
Ascot Elite has struck a deal with Universum for the latter to distribute Ascot Elite’s future DVD and Blu-ray releases in Germany from spring 2016.
Theatrical distribution, VOD distribution and marketing will continue to be handled by Ascot Elite.
First films in the deal will include Kill Your Friends, starring Nicholas Hoult and Ed Skrein, Kickboxer with Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Trust with Nicholas Cage and Elijah Wood, The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth, as well as Imperium with Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette
Ralph S. Dietrich, CEO of Elite Film Ag, said: “We are happy to have won Universum Film as an experienced sales partner and are confident to continue our past success, further develop and grow a sustainable portfolio for the long term.”
Bernhard zu Castell, MD of Universum Film GmbH, said: “We are »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
When it comes to listing Kung Fu/Martial Art performers in a certain order, i have to say its very difficult. Everyone mentioned below are my personal top 30 of all time, i do understand everyone will have a different take and have their own personal list, so please don’t hate me (Lol). The ones i have chosen are those who i enjoyed watching the most since I got into Kung Fu/Martial Art cinema in the early 1990’s.
So please enjoy my personal favorite top 30, those i enjoy watching the most and hope you enjoy the list.
29.Lee Hoi San
27.Kwan Tak Hing
26.Chin Siu Ho
22.Fung Hak On
15.Hwang Jang Lee
9.Lau Kar Leung »
11 items from 2016
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