24 July 2013 5:07 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Somewhere in Jean-Claude Van Damme’s house, we like to imagine his mobile is practically throwing itself off tables as production companies try to reach him to discuss cameos in two separate remakes of his early films. First up, we have movement on Bloodsport, with V For Vendetta director James McTeigue now attached.The 1988 version of Bloodsport, which helped launch the splits-loving fighter as an action star, found Jcvd as an American Army officer whose ninja training comes in handy when competing in the underground Hong Kong tournament called the Kumite.McTeigue’s take shoves the story into the 21st century, focusing on mercenaries who scrap in the equally unsafe art of Brazilian Vale Tudo, as employed by Donald Gibb’s Ray Jackson in the original. Writer Robert Mark Kamen has written the early draft from a story originally developed by Phillip Noyce when he was slated to direct, but »


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