Jean-Claude Van Damme will not star in the <em>Bloodsport</em> remake
Back in May 2011, we reported that Phillip Noyce signed on to direct the Bloodsport remake, from a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen (Taken 2). We haven't heard anything about the remake since then, until today, when Robert Mark Kamen revealed that original Bloodsport star Jean-Claude Van Damme will not be featured in this reboot.

"This film resembles the original in title only. It has nothing to do with any Kumite contest. It has nothing to do with Frank Dux. If the title was not the same, you would not associate the two films. To use JCVD would make no sense because the association would be lost as the story has nothing to do with the first one. If anything it would be a distraction."

The writer also revealed that this is a more of a character driven film.

"This is a character driven, politically motivated film. It has nothing to do with splits or muscles or grudge matches and as I said, if the title were not attached to the rights, you would not associate one film with the other."

Edward R. Pressman is producing, although it isn't known when shooting may begin.