'Wait a minute! You're telling me there's a movie coming that stars both Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme?' Yes, sucka! And that movie is Kickboxer: Vengeance! After releasing an exciting new trailer earlier in the week, RLJ Entertainment has now released a brand new poster, which arrives as a real kick to the face. The movie brings Van Damme back to the franchise that made him an international superstar. But the action is hotter and the stakes are a lot higher this time around.
Cat Run and Blue Crush director John Stockwell is behind this new action epic. Like the original, it follows brothers Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother Eric's shadow as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge.
He trains with his brother's mentor, Xian Chow, for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Chow first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Chow discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.
Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past) headlines Kickboxer: Vengeance. The ensemble cast also features Deadpool star Gina Carano. Along for the ride as well are George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Sara Malakul Lane (Sharktopus). Kickboxer Vengeance is produced by Field alongside Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will executive produce as well as Brian O'Shea, Nat McCormick and Jeff Bowler from The Exchange.
Kickboxer Vengeance bursts into theaters nationwide on September 2. A sequel has already been announced, titled Kickboxer Retaliation. It will star Game of Thrones actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Kickboxer: Vengeance will go up against The Light Between Oceans, Solace and Morgan. We don't know how wide a release it will get at this time, but it will also be going up against Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers in limited release. While we wait for more details on this action-thriller, take a look at this face-kicking new poster below thanks to IMP Awards!