The original classic starred Jean Claude Van Damme as Frank Dux, a man who has trained his whole life to fight in the Kumite, an ultimate martial arts tournament. In this new reworked story, an American heads to Brazil to recover from the violence he experienced in Afghanistan. He soon finds himself involved in a martial arts contest. Robert Mark Kamen is penning the screenplay.
There is no set start date at this time, and a replacement for Jean Claude Van Damme has yet to be announced. It is not known if the action icon will make an appearance in the film.