Just days after Jean-Claude Van Damme signed on to the Kickboxer remake, the project has found its female lead in Thai supermodel Sara Malakul Lane. The story centers on Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi), who travels to Thailand to learn how to become a kickboxer, in order to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of the villainous Tong Po (Dave Bautista). Sara Malakul Lane is playing Sloane's love interest, a detective who is investigating his brother's death.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre also stars, alongside Scott Adkins. Jean-Claude Van Damme is playing Master Chow, replacing the previously-attached Tony Jaa. Jean-Claude Van Damme played Kurt Sloane in the original 1989 martial arts action classic Kickboxer, a role which, along with 1988's Bloodsport, helped launch his acting career.
Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) is directing from a screenplay by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath, with Radar Pictures' Ted Field producing alongside Nick Celozzi and Dimitri Logothetis. No production schedule was given.