Way back in December, a teaser trailer was released for Kickboxer: Vengeance, and in February, a sequel was announced, entitled Kickboxer Retaliation, which will star Game of Thrones actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. We haven't had any updates on Kickboxer: Vengeance since then, but today we have the first full trailer for this remake, which will hit theaters September 2. This trailer also gives us a new look at original Kickboxer star Jean Claude-Van Damme, who makes his return to the franchise
David and Kurt Sloan are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California dynasty of champions. Both are top-notch fighters and athletes in the prime of their lives. When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong despite Kurt's protests that the man is a crook. Not soon after, Kurt receives a letter from David and heads to Thailand to meet him. When he arrives, he discovers his brother is dead. The man responsible is the vicious Tong Po (Dave Bautista).
Desperate to seek revenge, Kurt turns to Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme), his brother's former mentor. To defeat the man who killed his brother, Kurt must look within himself to find the strength and courage of a champion. The supporting cast also includes Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, Sara Malakul Lane, Darren Shalavi, Luis Da Silva Jr. and Sam Medina.
Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa were also announced to join the cast back in 2014, but it seems they are no longer involved. John Stockwell (Blue Crush) directs from a script by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath. The film is also produced by Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi Sr.. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer executive producing with Brian O'Shea, Jeff Bowler and PNat McCormick for the Exchange.
Kickboxer: Vengeance will hit theaters on September 2, where it 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 the new trailer below.